dotal property

dotal property

Civil law. Separate property that the wife brings to the marriage to assist the husband with the marriage expenses. Cf. extradotal property. [Cases: Dower and Curtesy 10. C.J.S. Dower ¡ì¡ì 10, 12¨C17, 140.]
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