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DONATIO PROPTER NUPTIAS Definition & Legal Meaning

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A gift on account of marriage. In Romanlaw, the bridegroom’s gift to the bride in antipication of marriage and to secure her doswas called “donatio ante nuptias;” but by an ordinance of Justinian such gift might bemade after as well as before marriage, and in that case it was called “donatio propternuptias.” Mackeld. Rom. Law,


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