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Matrimonial regime
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1. Definition

A matrimonial regime is the system that governs the relations between spouses concerning property during and after the dissolution of marriage by virtue of customary law and, increasingly during the early modern period, by virtue of statute law, especially, however, in regard to contract law (marriage contracts, marriage gifts, marriage pacts, etc.; cf. Matrimonial law). Matrimonial regime differs from inheritance law in light of its effects: they arise alr…

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Brauneder, Wilhelm, “Matrimonial regime”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_020515>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190801



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