Sentence Examples


  • Rights of dower and courtesy both exist.
  • If there is no issue she takes the whole of the personal estate, while the real estate, subject to her dower, goes first to her husband's father and then to his mother, brothers and sisters.
  • Neither can by will deprive the other of the right of dower or courtesy in the real estate and of the right to one-third of the personal estate.
  • A widow has a dower interest in one-third of her husband's real estate unless barred by a jointure or an agreement.
  • Otherwise he might marry a freewoman (the children were then free), who might bring him a dower which his master could not touch, and at his death one-half of his property passed to his master as his heir.

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