Dowable Dow"a*ble, a. [From {Dow}, v. t.] Capable of being endowed; entitled to dower. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

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  • dowable — /dawabal/ Subject to be charged with dower; as dowable lands. Entitled or entitling to dower. Thus, a dowable interest in lands is such as entitles the owner to have such lands charged with dower …   Black's law dictionary

  • dowable — /dow euh beuhl/, adj. Law. 1. subject to the provision of a dower: dowable land. 2. entitled to dower. [1425 75; late ME < AF; see ENDOW, ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • dowable — adj. entitled to a dower, entitled to a widow s inheritance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dowable — dow·able …   English syllables

  • dowable — /ˈdaʊəbəl/ (say dowuhbuhl) adjective Law entitled to dower …   Australian English dictionary

  • dowable — The state or condition of a widow who is entitled to dower out of the real property of her deceased husband. The term is also applied to lands or other property of the husband which are subject to, or chargeable with, dower …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • dowable — ˈdau̇əbəl adjective Etymology: Anglo French, from Old French doer, douer to endow + able : capable of being endowed; especially : legally entitled to dower …   Useful english dictionary

  • dos de dote peti non debet — /dows diy dowtiy petay non debat/ Dower ought not to be demanded of dower. A widow is not dowable of lands assigned to another woman in dower …   Black's law dictionary

  • ne unques seise que dower — /niyarjkwiyz siyziy ka dawar/ L. Fr. (Never seised of a dowable estate.) In pleading, the general issue in the action of dower unde nil habet, by which the tenant denies that the demandant s husband was ever seised of an estate of which dower… …   Black's law dictionary

  • de quarentina habenda — For securing her quarantine,–a common law writ whereby a widow might secure her right of quarantine, that is, to continue to occupy the mansion house or other dowable residence of her husband for forty days after his death. Aikin v Aikin, 12 Or… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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