wife's equity to a settlement


wife's equity to a settlement
See equity for a settlement.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Wife's equity — Wife Wife, n.; pl. {Wives}. [OE. wif, AS. wif; akin to OFries. & OS. wif, D. wijf, G. weib, OHG. w[=i]b, Icel. v[=i]f, Dan. viv; and perhaps to Skr. vip excited, agitated, inspired, vip to tremble, L. vibrare to vibrate, E. vibrate. Cf. Tacitus,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wife's equity — ˈwīfs sometimes īvz noun : the equitable right or claim of a married woman prior to the married women s separate property acts as against her husband or his assignees or creditors to a reasonable provision (as by way of settlement) out of her… …   Useful english dictionary

  • settlement — Act or process of adjusting or determining; an adjusting; an adjustment between persons concerning their dealings or difficulties; an agreement by which parties having disputed matters between them reach or ascertain what is coming from one to… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Equity — Eq ui*ty, n.; pl. {Equities}. [F. [ e]quit[ e], L. aequitas, fr. aequus even, equal. See {Equal}.] 1. Equality of rights; natural justice or right; the giving, or desiring to give, to each man his due, according to reason, and the law of God to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Equity of redemption — Equity Eq ui*ty, n.; pl. {Equities}. [F. [ e]quit[ e], L. aequitas, fr. aequus even, equal. See {Equal}.] 1. Equality of rights; natural justice or right; the giving, or desiring to give, to each man his due, according to reason, and the law of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wife — Wife, n.; pl. {Wives}. [OE. wif, AS. wif; akin to OFries. & OS. wif, D. wijf, G. weib, OHG. w[=i]b, Icel. v[=i]f, Dan. viv; and perhaps to Skr. vip excited, agitated, inspired, vip to tremble, L. vibrare to vibrate, E. vibrate. Cf. Tacitus, [… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • equity — Justice administered according to fairness as contrasted with the strictly formulated rules of common law. It is based on a system of rules and principles which originated in England as an alternative to the harsh rules of common law and which… …   Black's law dictionary

  • equity — Justice administered according to fairness as contrasted with the strictly formulated rules of common law. It is based on a system of rules and principles which originated in England as an alternative to the harsh rules of common law and which… …   Black's law dictionary

  • he who seeks equity must do equity — This expression means that the party asking the aid of a court for equitable relief must stand in a conscientious relation toward his adversary and the transaction from which his claim arises must be fair and just and the relief must not be harsh …   Black's law dictionary

  • he who seeks equity must do equity — This expression means that the party asking the aid of a court for equitable relief must stand in a conscientious relation toward his adversary and the transaction from which his claim arises must be fair and just and the relief must not be harsh …   Black's law dictionary


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