jure uxoris estate

jure uxoris estate
The common-law freehold estate of a husband in real property of which his wife is, at the time of the marriage, seised in fee or in which she has a life estate; also extending to real estate of which the wife becomes seised after the marriage. An estate in the right of the wife, entitling the husband to the possession, use, income, and usufruct of the property, but not continuing beyond the death of either of the spouses. Hopper v Gurtman, 126 NJL 263, 18 A2d 245, 133 ALR 624.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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