dotal property

That property which a wife brings to the husband to assist him in bearing the expenses of the marriage establishment. 15 Am J2d Community Prop § 3. Dotal property as here defined was not known to the common law, but appears to be peculiar to the state of Louisiana. Hayes v Pratt, 147 US 550, 37 L Ed 276, 13 S Ct 495.

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  • dotal property — /dowtal propartiy/ In the civil law, in Louisiana, property which the wife brings to the husband to assist him in bearing the expenses of the marriage establishment. Extradotal property, otherwise called paraphernal property, is that which forms… …   Black's law dictionary

  • extra-dotal property — In Louisiana this term is used to designate that property which forms no part of the dowry of a woman, and which is also called paraphernal property. Fleitas v. Richardson, 147 U.S. 550, 13 S.Ct. 495, 37 L.Ed. 276 …   Black's law dictionary

  • dotal — do·tal / dōt əl/ adj [Latin dotalis, from dot dos dowry]: of, relating to, or being separate property brought to a marriage by the wife Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • regime dotal — noun Etymology: French régime dotal, literally, dotal system of management : the right and power of a husband under civil law to administer during his life his wife s dotal property under the rules of law safeguarding its return upon the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • paraphernal property — A term, particularly of the law of Louisiana, for that part or portion of the property of a married woman which forms no part of the dotal property. Hayes v Pratt, 147 US 550, 37 L Ed 276, 13 S Ct 495 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • regime dotal — /reyzhiym dowtal/ The dot, being the property which the wife brings to the husband as her contribution to the support of the burdens of the marriage, and which may either extend as well to future as to present property, or be expressly confined… …   Black's law dictionary

  • paraphernalia — /pserafarneyKitya/ The separate property of a married woman, other than that which is included in her dowry, or dos. Those goods which a woman is allowed to have, after the death of her husband, besides her dower, consisting of her apparel and… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Dowry — A dowry (also known as trousseau or tocher or, in Latin, dos) is the money, goods, or estate that a woman brings forth to the marriage.[1][2] It contrasts with bride price, which is paid to the bride s parents, and dower, which is property… …   Wikipedia

  • Louisiana law — Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Law in the State of Louisiana is based in part on civil law. Louisiana is unique among the 50 U.S. states in having a legal system partially based on French and Spanish codes and ultimately Roman… …   Wikipedia

  • dowry — A term of several meanings, dependent upon the historical source, but not the same as the dower of the common law. The dowry of biblical times bore no resemblance to common law dower, but was a gift made by the suitor to the father or other near… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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