A woman who is entitled to dower.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Dowress — Dow ress, n. A woman entitled to dower. Bouvier. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dowress — dowp, dowress see doup, doweress …   Useful english dictionary

  • dowress — /daw(a)ras/ A woman entitled to dower; a tenant in dower …   Black's law dictionary

  • List of Acts of Parliament of the English Parliament to 1601 — This is a list of Acts of Parliament of the English Parliament during that body s existence prior to the Act of Union of 1707. For legislation passed after 1707 see List of Acts of Parliament of the United Kingdom Parliament.The numbers after the …   Wikipedia

  • ne unques accouple — /niyarjkwiyz skapal/ L. Fr. Never married. More fully, ne unques accouple en loiall matrimonie, never joined in lawful marriage. The name of a plea in the action of dower unde nihil habet, by which the tenant denied that the dowress was ever… …   Black's law dictionary

  • sectis non faciendis — /sektas non faeshiyendas/ In old English law, a writ which lay for a dowress, or one in wardship, to be free from suit of court …   Black's law dictionary

  • dowp — I. variant of doup II. ˈdau̇p, ˈdōp noun ( s) Etymology: origin unknown dialect England : carrion crow * * * dowp same as ↑doup * * * dowp, dowress …   Useful english dictionary

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