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DOTAL PROPERTY Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

In the civil law, in Louisiana. by this term is understood that properlywhich the wife brings to the husband to assist him in bearing the expenses of themarriage establishment. Extradotal property, otherwise called “paraphernal property,” isthat which forms no part of the dowry. Civ. Code La. art. 2335; Fleitas v. Richardson,147 U. S. 550. 13 Sup. Ct. 405, 37 L. Ed. 270.


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