DOTE UNDE NIHIL HABET - Black's Law Dictionary

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

Definition of DOTE UNDE NIHIL HABET

A writ which lies for a widow to whom no dower has been assigned. 3 Bl.Comm. 182. By 23 & 24 Vict. c. 126, an ordinary action commenced by writ of summons has taken its place; but it remains in force in the United States, and under the designation of "dower unde nihil habet" (see that title), I is the form in common use for the recovery of dower at law. 1 Washb.R.P. 290; 4 Kent 63.

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