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ARRAS, Span. law. The property contributed by the husband, ad sustinenda onera matrimonii, is called arras. The husband is under no obligation to give arras, but it is a donation purely voluntary. He is not permitted to give in arras more than a tenth of his property. The arras is the exclusive property of the wife, subject to the husband's usufruct during his life. Burge on the Confl. of Laws, 417.
     2. By arras is also understood the donation which the husband makes to his wife, by reason or on account of marriage, and in consideration of the dote, or portion, which be receives from her. Aso & Man. Inst. h.t. 7, c. 3.

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He was awarded the Victoria Cross in Arras, France, in April 1917, for saving the lives of badlywounded comrades.
Cecil Roughton, 17, was in the trenches in Arras, France, in 1916 when he picked the oldest known First World War poppy.
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Tragically, he was one of thousands of military men to lose their lives in the Battle of Arras, France.
Private Sykes, of the Northumberland Fusiliers, was 32 and serving in Arras, France, on April 19, 1917 when his battalion came under intense fire and suffered many casualties.