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portion

1 a share of property, especially one coming to a child from the estate of his parents.
2 the property given by a woman to her husband at marriage; dowry.
3 to give a dowry or portion to (a person); endow.
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PORTION. That part of a parent's estate, or the estate of one standing in loco parentis, which is given to a child. 1 Vern. 204. Vide 8 Com. Dig. 539; 16 Vin. Ab. 4321; 1 Supp. to Ves. Jr. 34, 58, 303, 308; 2 Id. 46, 370, 404.

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