It has long been the policy of the law to provide for a widow by setting aside some portion of her deceased husband's estate for her future support. Such a policy, it has been said, dates back to the laws of Hammurabi and later evidences of it may. be found in the Justinian Code of the Roman Law, and in English law from the earliest times; its final manifestation being in the well-known common law dower. It is not with dower, however, that we are here concerned, for that institution is sufficiently well understood to require no discussion in this comment.
Edward A. Smith,
THE PRESENT STATUS OF "ILLUSORY" TRUSTS-THE DOCTRINE ON NEWMAN v. DORE BROUGHT DOWN TO DATE,
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