Wife's equity

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(Law) the equitable right or claim of a married woman to a reasonable and adequate provision, by way of settlement or otherwise, out of her choses in action, or out of any property of hers which is under the jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery, for the support of herself and her children.
- Burrill.

See also: Wife

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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4th DCA 2001), the court questioned an existing low return and pointedly stated that the trial court, on remand, was not limited to accepting a particular return on the wife's equity.