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DOTE, Span. law. The property which the wife gives to the husband on account of marriage.
     2. It is divided into adventitia and profectitia; the former is the dote which the father or grandfather, or other of the ascendants in the direct paternal line, give of their own property to the husband; the latter (adventitia) is that property which the wife gives to the husband, or that which is given to him for her by her mother, or her collateral relations, or a stranger. Aso & Man. Inst. B. 1, t. 7, c . 1, Sec. i.

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In fact, he has received nearly a dozen e-mails from a 16-year-old girl who felt emotionally abandoned by her hard-working father, who also doted on an older daughter.
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Virginia in turn doted on him enough that when she chose her name in the order, it was Maria Celeste, an inspired reference to her father's study of celestial bodies.
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