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" For this reason, a man cannot grant any thing to his wife, or enter into covenant with her ; for the grant would be to suppose her separate existence; and to covenant with her, would be only to covenant with himself... "
Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books; with an Analysis of the ... - Page 353
by William Blackstone - 1838
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A Law Grammar: Or, an Introduction to the Theory and Practice of English ...

Law - 1791 - 568 pages
...hufband, her baron, or lord J and her condition during her marriage is called her coverture. Therefore, a man cannot grant any thing to his wife, or enter into covenant with her ; for the grant would be to fuppofe her feparate exiftence ; and to covenant with her would be only...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volumes 1-4

Sir William Blackstone - Droit - 1791 - 516 pages
...fpeak not at prefent of the rights of property, but of fuch as are merely perfanal. For this reafon, a man cannot grant any thing to his wife, or enter into covenant with her ° : for the grant would lie to fuppofe her feparate exiftence; and to covenant with her, \vould be...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England,: In Four Books, Volume 1

William Blackstone - Law - 1793 - 686 pages
...fpeak not at prefent of the rights of property, but of fuch as are merely perfsnal. For this reafon, a man cannot grant any thing to his wife, or enter into covenant with her °: for the grant would be to fuppofe her feparate exiftence; and to covenant witli her, would be only...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 1

William Blackstone - Law - 1807 - 686 pages
...condition during her marriage is called her coverture (is). Upon this principle, of an union of person in husband and wife, depend almost all the legal rights,...present of the rights of property, but of such as arc merely fiersonal. For this reason, a man cannot grant any thing to his wife, or enter into covenant...
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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopędia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory ..., Volume 2

John Mason Good - 1813 - 764 pages
...separation, but is rather a representation of her lord. Upon this principle of an union of person in husband and wife, depend almost all the legal rights,...disabilities, that either of them acquire by the marriage. These are considered at large in Jacob's Law Dictionary, „ by Tomlins, art. Baron and Feme. BA'RONAGE....
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A Dissertation on the Marriage of a Man with His Sister in Law

John Henry Livingston - Church discipline - 1816 - 192 pages
...By marriage the husband and wife are one person in law. Upon this principle of an union of person in husband and wife, depend almost all the legal rights,...disabilities, that either of them acquire by the marriage. — The same degrees by affinity are prohibited.' Affinity always arises by the marriage of one of...
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The Political State of the British Empire: Containing a General ..., Volume 1

John Adolphus - Commonwealth of Nations - 1818 - 560 pages
...legal rights, duties, and difabilities, that either of them acquires by the marriage. For this reafon, a man cannot grant any thing to his wife, or enter into covenant with her; for the grant would fuppofe her feparate exiftence ; and to covenant with her would be only to covenant...
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The British Constitution, Or an Epitome of Blackstone's Commentaries on the ...

Sir William BLACKSTONE, Vincent Wanostrocht - Constitutional law - 1823 - 872 pages
...suspended during the marriage, or at least is incorporated and consolidated into that of the husband. For this reason, a man cannot grant any thing to his wife, or enter into covenant with her : for the grant would be to suppose her separate existence ; and to covenant with her, -would be only...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 1

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1825 - 660 pages
...condition during her marriage is called her coverture. Upon this principle, of an union of person in husband and wife, depend almost all the legal rights,...personal. For this reason, a man cannot grant any thing to 1 1 Lev. 6. ° Co. Litt. 1 1 2. •< Cowel. tit Alimony. (12) The principle upon which alimony is assigned...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 1

William Blackstone - 1825 - 572 pages
...condition during her marriage is called her coverture. Upon this principle, of an union of person in husband and wife, depend almost all the legal rights,...disabilities, that either of them acquire by the marriage. J speak not at present of the rights of property, but of such as are merely personal. For this reason,...
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