admeasurement of dower


admeasurement of dower
A common law remedy which lay for the heir on reaching his majority to rectify an assignment of dower made during his minority, by which the doweress had received more than she was legally entitled to

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • admeasurement of dower — Setting off to a widow the land to which she is entitled by right of dower. 25 Am J2d Dow § 156. A writ which lay against a widow to whom the heir, while under age, or his guardian, had assigned as dower more than that to which she was entitled.… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • dower — The legal right or interest which the wife acquires by marriage in the real estate of her husband. At common law it consists in the use, during her natural life after the death of her husband, of one third of all the real estate of which her… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • admeasurement — /aedmezharmant/ Ascertainment by measure; measuring out; assignment or apportionment by measure, that is, by fixed quantity or value, by certain limits, or in definite and fixed proportions admeasurement of dower admeasurement of pasture… …   Black's law dictionary

  • admeasurement, writ of — A common law remedy which lay against persons who usurped more than their share, in the two following cases: admeasurement of dower, and admeasurement of pasture …   Black's law dictionary

  • writ of admeasurement — A common law remedy which lay against persons who usurped more than their share, in the two following cases: admeasurement of dower, and admeasurement of pasture …   Black's law dictionary

  • de admensuratione — /diy aedmenshareyshiyowniy/ Of admeasurement. Thus, de admensuratione dotis was a writ for the admeasurement of dower, and de admensuratione pastures was a writ for the admeasurement of pasture …   Black's law dictionary

  • de admensuratione — |dāädˌmen(t)səˌräd.ēˈōˌnā, nē adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin, of admeasurement : commanding admeasurement of dower used of a writ …   Useful english dictionary

  • de admensuratione dotis — A writ for the admeasurement of dower, which lay where more land had been assigned to a widow as dower than she ought legally to have. This might occur where a minor heir or his guardian had made the excessive assignment. See 2 Bl Comm 136 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • dotis administratio — The admeasurement of dower; that is, the assignment or adjustment of a widow s dower …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • dotis administratio — /dowtas adminastreysh(iy)ow/ Admeasurement of dower, where the widow holds more than her share, etc …   Black's law dictionary


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