DOTE - Black's Law Dictionary

Definition of DOTE in Black's Law Dictionary 4th Edition – Legal dictionary – Glossary of legal terms.

Definition of DOTE

n. In Spanish law. The marriage portion of a wife. White, New Recop. b. 1, tit. 6, c. 1. The property which the wife gives to the husband on account of marriage, or for the purpose of supporting the matrimonial expenses. Id. b. 1, tit. 7, c. 1, § 1; Schm.Civil Law, 75; Cutter v. Waddingham, 22 Mo. 254; Hart v. Burnett, 15 Cal. 566; Las Partidas, 4. 11. 1; Escriche, Dic. Raz. Dote.

v. To be besotted, delirious, silly, or insane. Gates v. Meredith, 7 Ind. 441.

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