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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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What followed further endeared the musicians to the listeners because the way they played the dotar and especially the daf was a treat to listen to.
They have a wonderful energy on stage which I am sure our audience will love." Rastak is comprised of: Siroos (Siamak) Sepehri (Band Leader and Tar); Seyed Farzad Moradi (Vocals, Tanbour, Setar, Dotar, Ghopoz and Dohol); Seyed Behzad Moradi (Vocals, Daf, Dohol, Damam, Desarkoten, Tonbak and Kakhon); Akbar Esmaeilipour Farsangi (Tar); Sepehr Saadati (Contrabass); Negar Ezazi (Daf and other percussions); Yaser Navazandeh Gorji (Ney, Sorna, Neyanban, Labak, Balaban, Laleva and Doneli); Saba Jamali (Qanoon); Maedeh (Dina) Doosti (Kamanche and Gheychak); Sara Naderi Asfarjani (Dotar, Setar, Naghareye Azari, Tonbak and Damam); Farzad Khorshid Savar (Daf and other percussions); Mohammad Mazhari (Kamancheh); Bita Ghasemi (Gheychak); and Mir Omid Mostafavi Kooche Bagh (Tonbak).
Iran's Northern Khorassan Province is known for its regional music mainly played on the Dotar, a two-stringed, long-necked lute.