Dotal

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Dotal Pertaining to dower, or a woman's marriage portion; constituting dower, or comprised in it.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dotal Pertaining to dower, or a woman's marriage portion; constituting dower, or comprised in it.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Dotal pertaining to dowry or to dower
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. dotalis, fr. dos, dotis, dowry: cf. F. dotal,. See Dot dowry
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. dotation-em—L. dotāre, to endow.

Usage

In literature:

When the dotal system had been explained to Schwab, he seemed much inclined that way for his friend.
"Cousin Pons" by Honore de Balzac
When the dotal system had been explained to Schwab, he seemed much inclined that way for his friend.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
She was suing him for a separation, and property, dotal and paraphernal.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
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