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partible

divisible.
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We can define partible inheritance as being that portion from the inheritance that is proper to the heirs who are entitled to a portion of an estate in accordance with the law and the person that leaves the inheritance cannot dispose of through gifts inter vivos (donations) or through testamentary dispositions causa mortis (related to disinheritance) (1).
The idea of partible paternity "seems to be much more common than we'd ever thought," says Paul Valentine of the University of East London.
The reform of personal morality in accordance with Christian principles challenged Germanic customs, most notably endogamous marriages, which kept a kindred's property intact in an age of partible inheritance.
The nuclear family structure predominated, and the availability of land made partible inheritance common practice.
The partible person has enjoyed considerable conceptual integrity in the field of anthropology since first conceived and given form by Marilyn Strathern in The Gender of the Gift (1988), her pivotal work on gender, personhood, and modes of exchange in Melanesia.
Spain, 1157-1300: A Partible Inheritance, par Peter Linehan.
Equally influenced by the nobility's strong tradition of partible inheritance, noblewomen shared men's overwhelming preference for naming immediate family members as heirs.
Lambert also discusses the role of noble patronage in Languedoc, the economic problems of nobles impoverished by partible inheritance, the rivalry between nobles and bishops, and, for women, the lack of nunneries as a reason for their attraction to Catharism.
Heightened interest in the material aspects of life expressed itself variously, whether in commercial practices taught young men at scuole d'abbaco (chapter two) or in the economic organization of family life, which, Goldthwaite argues, centered increasingly in nuclear households as a result of the centrifugal effects of economic change and practices of partible inheritance (chapter three).
Bureaucrats found it much easier to convince peasants to agree in principle to enclosure than to persuade them to abandon strip farming, their village homes and garden plots, communal meadows and grazing lands, and partible inheritance patterns.
This dowry was essentially an advance on the daughter's inheritance from her father (a system of partible inheritance, though subject to numerous manipulations, was in force in Spain) and was composed of her share of his bienes libres (the heritable portion of an estate).
If I understand him correctly, such regularities include the state, the family, the practice of partible inheritance, and production.