Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Dum Vidua Definition:

Latin: for so long as she remains a widow.

Related Terms: Dum Casta, Dum Sola, Dum Sola et Casta Vixerit

"Dum vidua: whoile she remains a widow."

This, taken from Jowitt's Dictionary of English Law.

In Sutton v Sutton, Justice Legg wrote:

 "[A] dum casta provision is a clause often incorporated in separation agreements, providing that an allowance should be payable only so long as the wife lives chaste. Similar clauses are dum sola (so long as single), dum sola et casta (so long as single and chaste), and dum vidua (so long as a widow)."

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