Definition of Tochers
1. tocher [v] - See also: tocher
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Literary usage of Tochers
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of Lowland Scotch: With an Introductory Chapter Onthe Poetry by Charles Mackay (1888)
"The greatest tochers make not ever the greatest testaments. ... Maidens' tochers and ministers' stipends are aye less than they are ca'd. ..."
2. An Institute of the Law of Scotland: In Four Books : in the Order of Sir by John Erskine, George Mackenzie, James Ivory (1824)
"C. 2., because tochers were given in the view of marriage. In like manner, our ancient law gave them the cognisance of all controversies in which an oath ..."
3. The Decisions of the Court of Session: From Its First Institution to the by Scotland Court of Session, William Maxwell Morison (1811)
"... it is not relevant, unless it were enorm lesion; for there being no portion or rule in tochers and jointures, but that some get a jointure equivalent to ..."
4. Transactions by Gaelic Society of Inverness (1888)
"5 17700 A great deal of money also passed hands in marriage contracts, such as settlements and tochers, which were very common. The settlements seemed to ..."
5. Scottish Notes and Queries by John Malcolm Bulloch (1891)
"Maidens' tochers and ministers' stipends are aye less than they're ca'd." " Whistling maids and crawing hens Are nae counted canny 'bout our town-ends. ..."
6. Reports of Scotch Appeals in the House of Lords A. D. 1851 to 1873: With by Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords (1895)
"Dow, M. 11477, on which he much relied, where the provision was not ex obligatione, it was stated at the bar, that tochers in contracts of marriage by the ..."