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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Origin and Etymology of maritage
Medieval Latin maritagium, from Old French mariage, maritage, marriage — more at marriage
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