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Subject: [Q-R] Douaire vs. Dowery
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 08:46:33 EST
Good morning all,
In one of the documents for sale on eBay, the wife is asking for her right to
douaire. I understand this to be what she would be entitled to should her
husband die first. So far so good.
But I have also seen "douaire" as a synonym for "dowery". Now I thought the
latter was what the woman brought to the marriage, i.e., livestock, real
estate, cash, etc.
As I understand it right now, the douaire may or may not include the woman's
Or am I just confusing myself with semantics?
Mary or Marie or Malia :-)