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DOT. This French word is adopted in Louisiana. It signifies the fortune, portion, or dowry, which a woman brings to her husband by the marriage. 6 N. S. 460. See Dote; Dowry.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Dotters, 64, retired five years ago from her Eugene gynecologic oncology practice.
A fine 74 from Malcolm Swift took Ainsdale to 186 all out against Sutton, with the home side's John Dotters (4-42) and Phil Frost (3-16) bowling well.
Two men - Rainford's John Dotters and Wigan's John Richardson - appear in the Division One top five for both their batting and bowling.
Leigh Northern Ormskirk Bootle Lytham New Brighton Formby Wallasey Colwyn Bay Rainhill Rainford Birkenhead Park 1st XI First Division Wigan Burscough Ainsdale Fleetwood Hesketh Northop Hall Newton-le-Willows Sefton Park Southport & Birkdale Highfield Orrell Red Triangle Prestatyn Maghull Asked to bat first, Colwyn were bowled out for a measly 101, Zac Gidlow top-scoring with 23, while John Dotters picked up 4-17 and Andrew Davies 3-18 for the hosts.
Four wickets from John Dotters (4-72) helped complete the win as Caldy were dismissed for 200.
There was a similarly close encounter at Ainsdale, where Rainford's Andrew Pickavance and John Dotters took five wickets each to dismiss the hosts for 137, before the visitors recovered from 84/7 to cross the line with two wickets to spare.
Steve McGinity (69) top scored as St Mary's reached 183 all out, Sutton's 15-year-old spinner John Dotters took six for 47, as his side won by 35 runs.
But despite another seven-wicket haul for John Dotters, his second in as many weeks, the Welsh side's last pair made it over the line.