husband and wife

A natural and legal relation. The relation between a man and a woman created by their valid marriage to each other giving rise to the mutual rights; duties and liabilities arising out of that relation. 26 Am J1st H & W § 2. See marriage; married woman; unity of husband and wife; wife.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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