assign dower

(Law.) Set off (by metes and bounds) the widow's share.

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Synonyms:
(by metes and bounds)


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  • assign dower — index bequeath Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • To assign dower — Assign As*sign , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assigned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Assigning}.] [OE. assignen, asignen, F. assigner, fr. L. assignare; ad + signare to mark, mark out, designate, signum mark, sign. See {Sign}.] 1. To appoint; to allot; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Assign — As*sign , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assigned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Assigning}.] [OE. assignen, asignen, F. assigner, fr. L. assignare; ad + signare to mark, mark out, designate, signum mark, sign. See {Sign}.] 1. To appoint; to allot; to apportion; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • writ of dower — This is either a writ of dower unde nihil habet, which lies for a widow, commanding the tenant to assign her dower, no part of which has yet been set off to her; or a writ of right of dower, whereby she seeks to recover the remainder of the dower …   Black's law dictionary

  • Assigned — Assign As*sign , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assigned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Assigning}.] [OE. assignen, asignen, F. assigner, fr. L. assignare; ad + signare to mark, mark out, designate, signum mark, sign. See {Sign}.] 1. To appoint; to allot; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Assigning — Assign As*sign , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assigned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Assigning}.] [OE. assignen, asignen, F. assigner, fr. L. assignare; ad + signare to mark, mark out, designate, signum mark, sign. See {Sign}.] 1. To appoint; to allot; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Giving — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Giving >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 giving giving &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 bestowal bestowal bestowment donation Sgm: N 1 presentation presentation presentment Sgm: N 1 accordance accordance …   English dictionary for students

  • leave — I v 1. quit, depart, go away, go along, take one’s leave, take leave; part, part company, separate from, go, go out, be off, get off, exit, make an exit, make off, be gone; push off, shove off, Inf. hightail it, Inf. buzz along, Inf. (both usu.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • bequeath — be·queath /bi kwēth, kwēt̲h̲/ vt [Old English becwethan to speak to, address, leave by will, from be to, about + cwethan to say]: to give by will used esp. of personal property but sometimes of real property; see also legacy, legatee compare de …   Law dictionary

  • Babylonian law — Archaeological material for the study of Babylonian law is singularly extensive. So called contracts exist in the thousands, including a great variety of deeds, conveyances, bonds, receipts, accounts, and most important of all, actual legal… …   Wikipedia

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