Definition of WRIT OF DOWER,


WRIT OF DOWER,

practice. A writ which lies for a widow
ciaiming the specific recovery of her dower, no part having been
yet assigned to her. It is usually called a writ of dower unde
nihil habet. 3 Chit. Pl. 393, Booth, 166.


2. There is another species, called a writ of right of dower,
which applies to the particular case where the widow has received
a part of her dower from the tenant himself, and of land lying
in the same town in which she claims the residue. Booth, 166,
Glanv. lib. 6, c. 4, 5. This latter writ is seldom used in practice.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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