dotal

adjective

do·​tal ˈdō-tᵊl How to pronounce dotal (audio)
: of or relating to a woman's marriage dowry

Word History

Etymology

Latin dotalis, from dot-, dos

First Known Use

circa 1522, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dotal was circa 1522

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Cite this Entry

“Dotal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dotal. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition

dotal

adjective
do·​tal ˈdōt-ᵊl How to pronounce dotal (audio)
: of, relating to, or being separate property brought to a marriage by the wife
Etymology

Latin dotalis, from dot-, dos dowry

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