et ux


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Et Uxor

A Latin phrase meaning "and the wife." It is used in legal documents to identify a man's wife as party to a proceeding even though she is otherwise unmentioned. This is most common in property and marital cases. It is often abbreviated "et ux." The equivalent when a woman's husband is mentioned but not named is "et vir."

et ux

From the Latin et uxor,meaning “and wife.”Used in deeds and deed records.Usage arose in the 1300s in England,when wives had no legal identity and therefore were not named in legal instruments.Despite the dramatic change in circumstances today,one still sees deed references to “John Jones et ux…”