husband and wife

husband and wife
A man and woman who are legally married to one another and are thereby given by law specific rights and duties resulting from that relationship.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


husband and wife
A man and woman who are legally married to one another and are thereby given by law specific rights and duties resulting from that relationship.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • Husband — Hus band, n. [OE. hosebonde, husbonde, a husband, the master of the house or family, AS. h?sbonda master of the house; h?s house + bunda, bonda, householder, husband; prob. fr. Icel. h?sb[=o]ndi house master, husband; h?s house + b?andi dwelling …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wife — Wife, n.; pl. {Wives}. [OE. wif, AS. wif; akin to OFries. & OS. wif, D. wijf, G. weib, OHG. w[=i]b, Icel. v[=i]f, Dan. viv; and perhaps to Skr. vip excited, agitated, inspired, vip to tremble, L. vibrare to vibrate, E. vibrate. Cf. Tacitus, [… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wife's equity — Wife Wife, n.; pl. {Wives}. [OE. wif, AS. wif; akin to OFries. & OS. wif, D. wijf, G. weib, OHG. w[=i]b, Icel. v[=i]f, Dan. viv; and perhaps to Skr. vip excited, agitated, inspired, vip to tremble, L. vibrare to vibrate, E. vibrate. Cf. Tacitus,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A ship's husband — Husband Hus band, n. [OE. hosebonde, husbonde, a husband, the master of the house or family, AS. h?sbonda master of the house; h?s house + bunda, bonda, householder, husband; prob. fr. Icel. h?sb[=o]ndi house master, husband; h?s house + b?andi… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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