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26   LAWS OF ONTARIO

time she shall have her reasonable maintenance, and for her dower shall be assigned unto her the third part of all the lands of her husband which were his during coverture, except such thereof as he was seized of in trust for another, and a widow wrongfully deforced of her dower or quarantine may recover damages for such deforcement against the deforcer." This right to remain in the chief house of the husband for forty days after his death is known as the "Right of Quarantine."

The right to dower is the right to an estate for life in one-third part of any lands which were the property of the husband during his lifetime. The right of the wife during the lifetime of her husband is known as an "Inchoate Right of Dower." There is no dower in Saskatchewan, Alberta or British Columbia. There is no dower in lands which are in a state of nature at the time of the death of the husband or at the time of their alienation by the husband. There is no dower in land which has been granted by the Crown as mining land unless the husband dies entitled to the land. Land dedicated by the owner


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