CUI ANTE DIVORTIUM

CUI ANTE DIVORTIUM

cui ante divortium (kI [or kwIor kwee] an-tee d[schwa]-vor-shee-[schwa]m). [Law Latin ¡°to whom before divorce¡±] Hist. A writ of entry enabling a divorced woman to recover land that she had held in fee but that her husband had sold without her permission during the marriage. ? The name of this writ derives from the words within it: cui ipsa ante divortium inter eos celebratum, contradicere non potuit (¡°whom she, before the divorce between them, could not gainsay¡±). The writ was abolished in 1833. ¡ª Also termed sur cui ante divortium.
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