The law favors dower; it is the reward of chastity, therefore let it be preserved.
Explanation & Origin
The law favours (the payment of) dowry. The sentiment here is that dowry is the reward of chasity / modesty , therefore let it be preserved.
A maxim on law and marriage scriptural roots.
According to Balletine’s law dictionary : The law favours dower ; it is a reward of virtue , therefore it should be spread.
The real property must be inheritable by the wife’s offspring in order for her to claim dower. Even if, however, their marriage produces no offspring, the wife is entitled to dower as long as any such progeny of her husband would qualify as his heirs at the time of his death.
Edited by Vigneshwar Ramasubramania
Approved & Published – Sakshi Raje