et uxor

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From et (and) uxor (his wife)

Phrase[edit]

et uxor

  1. (law) "and the wife" or "and his wife". It is often used in the context of a legal document to include a man's wife in whatever obligation, ownership, etc. the document spells out.

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Usage notes[edit]

For example, in 1348 there was a legal case in England called I de S et ux v. W de S; et ux is used herein to show that the man is suing for his wife since women had no legal capacity in 1300s.

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References[edit]

Glossary of Latin Words, Bible History Online. (File retrieved 10-19-07)[1]