What is DULPEX VALOR MARITAGII?

In old English law. Double the value of the marriage. While an Infant was in ward, the guardian had the power of tendering him or her a suitable match, without disparagement, which if the infants refused, they forfeited the value of the marriage to their guardian, that is, so much as a jury would assess or anyone would give to the guardian for such an alliance; and, if the infants married themselves without the guardian’s consent they forfeited double the value of the marriage. 2 Bl. Comm. 70; Litt{ 110; Co. Litt 826.

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