Donatio Propter Nuptias

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(Lat. gift on account of marriage). In Roman law. A gift made by the husband as a security for the marriage portion. The effect of the act of giving such a gift was different according to the relation of the parties at the time of making the gift. Vicat. Called, also, a “mutual gift.” The name was originally applied to a gift made before marriage , and was then called a domatio ante nuptias; but in process of time it was allowed to be made after marriage as well, and was then called a donatio propter nuptias,

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