Under the common law, a
husband’s entitlement to a life estate in all the land that his wife possessed
at her death in either fee simple or fee tail, provided the couple had a living
child who was capable of inheriting his or her mother’s estate. This right has
been abolished in most states. See also dower
The name of a husband’s right of curtesy after his wife’s
The name of a husband’s right of curtesy before his wife’s
death, once the right is created upon the birth of the couple’s first child.