boedelhouding

noun

boe·​del·​hou·​ding
-diŋ
plural -s
Roman Dutch law
: the holding by an administrator or trustee of the community property of husband and wife as still subject to the community rights after the decease of either

Word History

Etymology

Dutch, from bodel property + houding holding, from houden to hold + -ing

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“Boedelhouding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boedelhouding. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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