dower

[n] - a life estate to which a wife is entitled on the death of her husband
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Dower

Dow'er noun [ French douaire , Late Latin dotarium , from Latin dotare to endow, portion, from dos dower; akin to Greek ... gift, and to Latin dare to give. See 1st Date , and confer Dot dowry, Dotation .] 1. That with which one is gif...
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dower

noun a life estate to which a wife is entitled on the death of her husband
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Dower

• (n.) The property with which a woman is endowed • (n.) That portion of the real estate of a man which his widow enjoys during her life, or to which a woman is entitled after the death of her husband. • (n.) That which a woman brings to a husband in marriage; dowry. • (n.) That with which one is gifted or endowed; endowment; gi...
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dower

(from the article `property law`) ...what he has, an interest limited by his life. Hence, his conveyee receives an estate limited by the life of the conveyor (estate pur autre vie). ... In many states the indefeasible share system exists alongside a modernized version of the old common-law estates of dower and curtesy, which have now .....
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dower

dower, that portion of a deceased husband's real property that a widow is legally entitled to use during her lifetime to support herself and their children. A wife may claim the dower if her husband dies without a will or if she dissents from the will. At common law, dower consists of a one-third in...
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Dower

The provision which the law makes for the support of a widow during her lifetime out of income produced by the real estate owned by her husband during the marriage. This provision for the support of a widow is usually favored over the claims of her deceased husband's creditors.
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Dower

n. The widow's common law right to one-third of her late husband's estate. This old English common law is still law in a few states. A widow's election enables her to choose whether to accept the dower rights or the terms of her husband's will. A husband's corresponding right is to the wife's entire estate and if children are living, then to the li...
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Dower

Dower (dotarium, donatio propter nuptias, Byzantine: ὑπόβολον hypobolon; douaire, weduwgift, Mitgift) is a provision accorded by law, but traditionally by a husband or his family, to a wife for her support in the event that she should survive her husband (i.e., become a widow). It was settled on the bride by agreement at the time of the w...
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Dower

The legal right or interest, recognized in some states, that a wife acquires in the property her hus
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Dower

See: dower and curtesy
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