<h2><center><span style="color:#866F45;">The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England</span></center></h2>


<p><center> Coke, Edward. <em>The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England.</em> Dublin: Printed for J Moore, 1791.</center></p>

<p>The dower is a portion of property given by a husband to his wife, typically agreed upon at the time of the couple's wedding, that is meant to support the wife should the husband pass away. This is different from a jointure, which is only granted to the wife upon the death of her husband.</p>

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