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et ux.

(et uhks) n. abbreviation for the Latin words et uxor meaning "and wife." It is usually found in deeds, tax assessment rolls and other documents in the form "John Alden et ux," to show that the wife as well as the husband own property. The connotation that somehow the wife is merely an adjunct to her husband, as well as the modern concepts of joint tenancy, tenancy in common, community property where applicable, and equal rights of the sexes have combined to make the expression a chauvinistic anachronism.

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-- revocable living trust, William Shain Schley Sr., Mark Golden et ux, Jeff Golden, Cindy Roderick, Kimberly Dawn Sutton Phillips et vic, Brent Eric Sutton et ex, Donald Lee Sutton et ux, Larry D.
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