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MAIDEN. The name of an instrument formerly used in Scotland for beheading criminals.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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For married female voters, they may submit their full maiden name and married surname.
When Strictly returns later this year, Karen will be introduced with her maiden name reinstated after her marriage of three years collapsed in 2018 - while it sounds like she might be a bit angry about his romance with Stacey.
In the event of any arrest related to the maiden name issue, the Embassy urged Filipino travelers to immediately request Singaporean authorities for consular access.
[USA], Nov 26 ( ANI ): While women are increasingly choosing to keep their maiden name after marriage, a new study suggests that this choice can influence how people look at the husband.
Honeywell is her mother's maiden name, and the birth was in Bristol.
Apparently she hates her maiden name Tweedy and cannot bear returning to it.
She used her maiden name on the posting and finished her tweet to her husband with a crying emoji alongside several black-and-white pictures of their happy day.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The Constitutional Court has ruled that a lower court ruling that had rejected an applicant's request to be able to use her maiden name without affixing her husband's surname to it is a violation of individuality, the principle that characteristics that set a person apart from others should be respected and recognized by the law.
A magazine reported that the couple, who wed in September last year, had hit a rough patch after Millie changed her Twitter profile back to her maiden name, Mackintosh.
What was the maiden name of Australian tennis player Evonne Cawley?
Eddie found Ms Billadeau by searching his mother's Facebook account with Ms Billadeau's maiden name, recognising the family resemblance when he saw her picture.
Summary: Royal bride Zara Phillips will keep her maiden name as she marries England rugby hero Mike Tindall.