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" For this reason, a man cannot grant anything to his wife, or enter into covenant with her: for the grant would be to suppose her separate existence; and to covenant with her, would be only to covenant with himself... "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 204
1855
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A Law Grammar: Or, an Introduction to the Theory and Practice of English ...

1791 - 568 pages
...her condition during her marriage is called her coverture. Therefore, a man cannot grant any thing to his wife, or enter into covenant with her ; for the grant would be to fuppofe her feparate exiftence ; and to covenant with her would be only to covenant with himfelf; and...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 1

Sir William Blackstone - 1791 - 518 pages
...rights of property, but of fuch as are merely ferfonal. For this reafon, a man cannot grant any thing to his wife, or enter into covenant with her ° : for the grant would be to fuppofe her feparate exiftence; and to covenant with her, would be only to covenant with himfelf :...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volumes 1-4

Sir William Blackstone - 1791 - 516 pages
...rights of property, but of fuch as are merely perfanal. For this reafon, a man cannot grant any thing to his wife, or enter into covenant with her ° : for the grant would lie to fuppofe her feparate exiftence; and to covenant with her, \vould be only to covenant with himfelf...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England,: In Four Books, Volume 1

William Blackstone - 1793 - 686 pages
...rights of property, but of fuch as are merely perfsnal. For this reafon, a man cannot grant any thing to his wife, or enter into covenant with her °: for the grant would be to fuppofe her feparate exiftence; and to covenant witli her, would be only to covenant with himfelf(i6):...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 1

Sir William Blackstone - 1807 - 686 pages
...fiersonal. For this reason, a man cannot grant any thing to his wife, or enter into covenant with her0, for the grant would be to suppose her separate existence: and to covenant with her, would be only to covenant with himself (16): and therefore it is also generally true, that all compacts made...
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The Political State of the British Empire: Containing a General ..., Volume 1

John Adolphus - 1818 - 560 pages
...difabilities, that either of them acquires by the marriage. For this reafon, a man cannot grant any thing to his wife, or enter into covenant with her; for the grant would fuppofe her feparate exiftence ; and to covenant with her would be only to covenant with himfelf ;...
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The British Constitution, Or an Epitome of Blackstone's Commentaries on the ...

Sir William BLACKSTONE, Vincent WANOSTROCHT - 1823 - 872 pages
...incorporated and consolidated into that of the husband. For this reason, a man cannot grant any thing to his wife, or enter into covenant with her : for...separate existence ; and to covenant with her, -would be only to covenant with himself ; and therefore it is also generally true, that all compacts made between...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 1

William Blackstone - 1825 - 572 pages
...employed in elucidating and settling upon firm principles the ecclesiastical marriage law of the country. his wife, or enter into covenant with her °, for...separate existence : and to covenant with her, would be only to covenant with himself: and therefore it is also generally true, that all compacts made between...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 1

Sir William Blackstone - 1825 - 660 pages
...employed in elucidating and settling upon firm principle! the ecclesiastical marriage law of the country. his wife, or enter into covenant with her °, for...separate existence : and to covenant with her, would be only to covenant with himself: and therefore it is also generally true, that all compacts made between...
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Gifford's English lawyer; or, Every man his own lawyer, by John Gifford

Alexander Whellier - 1825 - 836 pages
...covert. A man, therefore, cannot grant any thing lo his wife, but by the intervention of trustees, or enter into covenant with her : for the grant would...separate existence ; and to covenant with her would only be to covenant with himself. But a woman may be attorney for her husband, for that implies rather...
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