Civil law. 1. That portion of a wife’s property over which she has complete control. 2. All of a wife’s effects that have not been settled on her as dowry; any property that a wife owns apart from her dowry.
? In Louisiana, after January 1, 1980, all property acquired by the wife that is not community is neither dotal nor extradotal; it is simply her separate property, as has always been true of the husband. La. Civ. Code art. 2341.
¡ª Also termed paraphernal property. Cf. dotal property.
How do Chinese legal professionals usually express the term extradotal property?
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