Dote

(redirected from dotingly)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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.

References in periodicals archive ?
But while his name lives on just in the hearts of his family, his grandson is dotingly preserving the names of the heroes of Gheluvelt forever.
Drawing on Heidegger, this taking away of the other's care might manifest in several ways in the classroom: First, in the form of a domineering educator, who assumes that students are inferior, and secondly, in the form of a dotingly overbearing teacher, one who may be good-hearted and well-intentioned, but is adverse to witnessing students struggling and is all too eager to step in at the most inopportune moments.
TV's Kelly Osbourne, 27, grinned dotingly as she cuddled brother Jack, 26, and his daughter Pearl.
This, added to his choice of "genres"--hidden-in-plain-sight figures such as flags, alphabets, and numbers--all dotingly painted in encaustic (and superbly drawn, too, mustn't forget drawing, as Johns's gift is preeminently graphic), was noteworthy from the outset.
It means Paul sometimes gets pushed out but he's happy to step aside and he looks towards his "girls" dotingly while they gossip about what to watch at the cinema or what colour lipstick to wear.
He played Edward in such a way as to prompt the gamut of destabilized responses: by turns visionary, innocently happy, and dotingly indulgent with Gaveston, but violent and repudiatory with Isabella; both sublime and irresponsible in his concentration on love at the expense of politics; in triumph tyrannous, in degradation a figure of pathos.
Some will see him or her as a little genius and others as the product of pushy parents, an accusation some of the mums and dads taking part in Child Genius not only lived up to, but surpassed, by talking dotingly about their kids in a way which had the audience cringing.