jus mariti

jus mariti

in Scots law, the now obsolete right of a husband to his wife's moveable estate. He became vest in all moveables at the time and acquired afterwards.

JUS MARITI, Scotch law. The right of the husband to administer, during the marriage, his wife's goods and the rents of her heritage.
     2. In the common law, by jus mariti is understood the rights of the husband; as, jus mariti cannot attach upon a bequest to the wife, although given during coverture, until the executor has assented to the legacy. 1 Bail. Eq. R. 214.