Meaning of DOS in English



or do's

plural of do

II. ˈdōs, ˈdäs noun

( -es )

Etymology: Latin — more at dower

1. Roman law : the property contributed by the wife or by someone else on her behalf to the husband for sustaining the burdens of matrimony, originally becoming the husband's absolutely but by the time of Justinian required to be surrendered to the original donor on the termination of the marriage by death or divorce

2. English law : the property settled by a husband upon his wife at the time of the marriage

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