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Name Term description
NameJ./jour. Term description

Journeyman - between an apprentice and master of a trade

NameJ.P. Term description

Justice of the peace

NameJailer Term description

One who keeps a jail or is responsible for the security of a jail

NameJanitor Term description

Doorkeeper, caretaker

NameJapanner Term description

A person who applies a glossy black varnish or lacquer finish to, for example, furniture or boxes.

NameJavelor Term description

One who makes and sells jewellry

NameJeweller Term description

One who makes and sells jewellry

NameJoiner Term description

One who makes things from wood

NameJourneyman Term description

Qualified craftsman working for another

NameJudge Term description

One who gives verdicts in court

NameJunior Term description

Heir to a title, or second of two sons or daughters, or one too young to act independently in law

NameJ P Term description

Justice of the Peace

NameJointure Term description

A provision for a widow, usually made in her marriage contract and consisting of an annual payment to be made to her in her lifetime. If such a jointure was appointed for a wife, it would (unless otherwise provided for) deprive her of her widow's terce, but she was better off with the jointure, since if her husband died in debt or bankrupt, she would be reckoned as one of his creditors and would be able to make her claim first rather than waiting till the debts were settled and having to make do with a share of what was left.

NameJus mariti Term description

A husbands right to his wife's moveables.

NameJus relictae Term description

The 'right of the relict' (the widow); the share of the moveable goods of a marriage to which a widow was entitled on the death of her husband. If there were children, one-third would go to them as the bairns' pairt or legitim, and a further one-third would be the dead's part the deceased could bequeath, so that the jus relictae would be the other. (Terce has to do with heritables.)