Dote assignando

DOTE ASSIGNANDO, Eng. law. The name of a writ which lay in favor of a widow, when it was found by office that the king's tenant was seised of tenements in fee or fee tail at the time of his death, and that he held of the king in chief.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.