maritage

noun
mar·​i·​tage | \ˈmarətij\
variants: or less commonly maritagium \ˌ⸗⸗ˈtājēəm \
plural maritages\-​jə̇z \ also maritagia\-​ēə \

Definition of maritage 

1 : the property brought to a husband by a wife according to feudal custom upon her marriage

2a : the right of a feudal lord to dispose in a marriage of the heiress, minor heir, or widow of a vassal

b(1) : a payment made by a vassal in return for the lord's waiver of such right

(2) : a fine imposed on a vassal for his violation of such right

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History and Etymology for maritage

Medieval Latin maritagium, from Old French mariage, maritage, marriage

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