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dot 1

a. A tiny round mark made by or as if by a pointed instrument; a spot.
b. Such a mark used in orthography, as above an i.
c. The basic unit of composition for an image produced by a device that prints text or graphics on paper: a resolution of 900 dots per inch.
2. A tiny amount.
3. In Morse and similar codes, the short sound or signal used in combination with the dash and silent intervals to represent letters, numbers, or punctuation.
4. Mathematics
a. A decimal point.
b. A symbol (·) indicating multiplication, as in 2 · 4 = 8.
5. Music A mark after a note indicating an increase in time value by half.
6. Computers A period, as used as in URLs and email addresses, to separate strings of words, as in
v. dot·ted, dot·ting, dots
1. To mark with a dot.
2. To form or make with dots.
3. To cover with or as if with dots: "Campfires, like red, peculiar blossoms, dotted the night" (Stephen Crane).
To make a dot.
dot (one's) i's
To be thorough or painstaking in attending to details.
on/at the dot
Exactly at the appointed time; punctual or punctually: arrived at nine o'clock on the dot.

[Middle English *dot, from Old English dott, head of a boil.]

dot′ter n.

dot 2

 (dŏt, dō)
A woman's marriage portion; a dowry.

[French, from Latin dōs, dōt-, dowry; see dō- in Indo-European roots.]

do′tal (dōt′l) adj.


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They explore legal and social norms and practices, including how betrothal contracts minimized the occurrence of broken promises to marry, the legal remedies and financial arrangements available to newlywed husbands who had received partial or no payment of the promised dowry, the legal distinction between dotal and nondotal assets and how they informed patrimonial strategies in which husbands were given broad control over wives' property, the requirements the husband had to satisfy (chiefly consummation) before he received payment of the dowry, and the use of legal proxies and assignment by the husband and his in-laws in managing and transferring rights to the interest-bearing unpaid portion of the Monte dowry in the Seven Percent Fund.
Water sources for irrigation (surface and underground) of the Attack district (Table 1) covered an area of 3000 ha including 14 perennial streams and nullahs (haro, soan, sill, naindna, dotal, raisi, ghambir, namal, soka, gandakas, saghar, ghanir, jhablat and kala pani), 15 small dams, 300 mini dams, 200 ponds and 500 lift irrigation schemes from nullahs on the surface water.
Recibo dotal de Alonso Carrio y Lavandera a Petronila Matute y Melgarejo.
In: Anec dotal, Historical and Critical Commentaries on Genetics.
A traves de los anos del presente siglo, se han tenido grandes espacios academicos donde se han presentado debates con diferentes autores en diversos idiomas y contextos historicos que han intentado definir que es el turismo (JAFARI y AESER, 1988; JAFARI y PLZAM, 1996; JAFARI, 2005; Coles, DOTAL y HALL, 2005; KORSTANJE y BUSBY, 2010; SCHLUTER, 2008; Xiao y SMITH, 2008; BELHASSEN y CATON, 2009; PERNECKY y JAMAL, 2010; TRIBE, 2010).
Los gastos que reportaba el fondo dotal de mineria podrian disminuirse con un mejor manejo del Colegio.
The program, which is filmed in Dotal, Florida, just west of Miami, recently traded in its old wood-paneled set for a sleek, white, state-of-the-art studio with concrete walls and a 180-square-foot monitor behind the anchors' desk.
La incidencia en la vida cotidiana y, sobre todo, en la mentalidad de los individuos, de las caracteristicas del tejido productivo de la zona, que en sintesis consideramos que son dos: un nivel alto de implantacion de la manufactura textil y la participacion de las mujeres en dicha actividad (32), es compleja de deducir, aunque en estas localidades existio una particularidad en los usos nupciales muy significativa, como es el notable predominio del regimen economico matrimonial de comunidad de bienes entre los esposos o germania, sobre el sistema dotal (33) que fue el de uso mayoritario en el reino medieval valenciano.
46) Juan Ricardo de Sosa habia heredado muchas tierras en Alpatauca de su abuelo y especialmente de su padre, Juan de Sosa y Leon quien, a su vez, habia consolidado su posicion mediante el casamiento con Catalina Adaro y Arrezola, sobrina de Juan de Adaro, quien aporto una suculenta renta dotal.