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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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1-4) Goddess-nurse of the young (5), give ear to my prayer, and grant that this woman may reject the love-embraces of youth and dote on grey-haired old men whose powers are dulled, but whose hearts still desire.
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La reduction atteint 35% de la somme totale des taxes exigees pour les vehicules dotes de moteurs dont la cylindree ne depasse pas 2000 cm3 (essence), ou 2500 cm3 (gasoil), outre les motocycles alors que la baisse est fixee a 40 % en ce qui concerne les vehicules dotes d'equipements dont la capacite de cylindree depasse 2000 cm3 (essence) et 2500 cm 3 (gasoil).