bona materna

plural noun
bona ma·​ter·​na | \ ¦bōnəmə¦tərnə \

Definition of bona materna

Roman law
: all the property a son subject to paternal power acquires from his mother — compare bona adventitia

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History and Etymology for bona materna

Latin, maternal property

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“Bona materna.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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