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Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

n. In Spanish law. The marriage portion of a wife. White, New Recop. b. 1, tit 6, c. 1. The property which the wife gives to the husband on account of marriage or for the purpose of supporting the matrimonial expenses. Id. b. 1, tit 7, c. 1, ยง 1; Schm. Civil Law, 75; Cutter v. Wadding-ham, 22 Mo. 254; Hart v. Burnett, 15 Cal. 566.

Author: 
Henry Campbell Black, M.A.
Publisher: 
West Publishing Company
Year Published: 
1910
Genre: 
Law Dictionary