dotal

adjective
do·​tal | \ ˈdō-tᵊl How to pronounce dotal (audio) \

Definition of dotal

: of or relating to a woman's marriage dowry

First Known Use of dotal

1513, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dotal

Latin dotalis, from dot-, dos

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dotal

adjective
do·​tal | \ ˈdōt-ᵊl How to pronounce dotal (audio) \

Legal Definition of dotal

: of, relating to, or being separate property brought to a marriage by the wife

History and Etymology for dotal

Latin dotalis, from dot-, dos dowry

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