Business / Real Estate / Dower: The legal right or interest, recognized in some states, that a wife acquires in the property her husband held or acquired during their marriage. During the husbands lifetime the right is only a possibility of an interest, upon his death it can become an interest in land.

Va Loan

Business / Real Estate / Va Loan: A government-sponsored mortgage assistance program administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Under the Servicemens Readjustment Act of 1944, eligible veterans and widows or widowers (who hav MORE

Tenants In Common

Business / Real Estate / Tenants In Common: A form of concurrent ownership of property between two or more persons, in which each has an undivided interest in the whole property. This form is frequently found when the parties acquire title by d MORE

Covenant Of Further Assurance

Business / Real Estate / Covenant Of Further Assurance: The grantor promises to obtain and deliver any instrument needed to make the title good. For example, if the grantors spouse has failed to sign away dower rights, the grantor must deliver a quitclaim MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Proparalepsis: Proparalepses): A type of neologism that occurs by adding an extra syllable or letters to the end of a word. For instance, Shakespeare in Hamlet creates the word climature by adding the end of the wor MORE

Internal Audience

Entertainment / Literature / Internal Audience: An imaginary listener(s) or audience to whom a character speaks in a poem or story. For example, the duke speaking in Browning's 'My Last Duchess' appears to be addressing the reader as if the reader MORE