Definition of Dotal

1. a. Pertaining to dower, or a woman's marriage portion; constituting dower, or comprised in it.

Definition of Dotal

1. Adjective. Pertaining to dower, or a woman's marriage portion; constituting or comprised in dower. ¹

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Definition of Dotal

1. pertaining to a dowry [adj] - See also: dowry

Medical Definition of Dotal

1. Pertaining to dower, or a woman's marriage portion; constituting dower, or comprised in it. Origin: L. Dotalis, fr. Dos, dotis, dowry: cf. F. Dotal. See Dot dowry. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Dotal

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1. The Legal Property Relations of Married Parties: A Study in Comparative by Isidor Loeb (1900)
"The dotal property of the married parties is administered by the husband for their joint benefit and profit. The rules determining the scope and extent of ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Louisiana by Louisiana Supreme Court (1866)
"It is evident that, if the husband can ever become the purchaser of dotal iin- moveables belonging to his wife, he cannot do so by private sale С. С. 2421. ..."

3. The American Decisions: Containing All the Cases of General Value and by John Proffatt, Abraham Clark Freeman (1888)
"Otherwise, neither she nor her separate or dotal property will lu bound: Revised Laws of Louisiana, Vor- hies, 1884, sees. 1713-1715. ..."

4. The Civil Laws of France to the Present Time: Supplemented by Notes by France, David Mitchell Aird (1875)
"dotal System. Dowry, as generally understood, is the property which the wife ... Under the dotal system all that she settles, or that which is settled upon ..."

5. Handbook of the Roman Law by Ferdinand Mackeldey, Moses Aaron Dropsie (1883)
"As owner of the dog the husband in authorized to administer the dotal property, to take all the products of it, and to use the property in every lawful ..."

6. A Digest of the Reported Decisions of the Superior Court of the Late by Territory of Orleans Superior court, Louisiana Court of Errors and Appeals, Louisiana Supreme Court (1861)
"But when made in conformity to law, the sale ¡a irrevocable ; forever freeing them from any dotal rights of the wife. Montfort v. ..."

7. The Evolution of Governments and Laws: Exhibiting the Governmental by Stephen Haley Allen (1922)
"The husband has the management of the dotal property, but the marriage contract ... "dotal real estate may be conveyed when the marriage contract allows the ..."

8. The Civil Law as Transplanted in Louisiana: A Paper Read Before the American by Thomas Jenkins Semmes (1883)
"He alone has the administration of it* ' As a general rule, dotal immovables are inalienable during the marriage. The marriage contract may allow them to be ..."

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