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A widow is a woman whose spouse has died. A man whose spouse has died is a widower. The state of having lost one's spouse to death is termed widowhood or (occasionally) viduity. The term "widow" is less frequently applied to a surviving husband in a gender-neutral manner, and is sometimes applied to a woman or man whose unmarried life partner has died. Diverse women. ... Matrimony redirects here. ... Domestic partner or domestic partnership identifies the personal relationship between individuals who are living together and sharing a common domestic life together but are not joined in any type of legal partnership, marriage or civil union. ...


The social status of widows has been an important social issue, particularly in the past. In families in which the husband was the sole provider, widowhood could plunge the family into poverty, and many charities had as a goal the aid of widows and orphans (often, not children without parents, but children without a contributing father). This was aggravated by women's longer life spans, and that men generally marry women younger than themselves. A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows his find. ... // Legal definitions A charity is a trust, company or unincorporated association established for charitable purposes only. ... Alternative uses: see orphan (typesetting), and orphan process in computing. ...


However, in some patriarchal societies, widows were among the most independent women. A widow sometimes carried on her late husband's business and consequently accorded certain rights, such as the right to enter guilds. More recently, widows of elected officials have been among the first women elected to office in many countries (e.g. Imelda Marcos). For other uses, see Patriarch (disambiguation). ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Imelda Romuáldez Marcos (born July 2, 1929 in Manila) is a former First Lady and erstwhile powerful political figure in the Philippines. ...


There were implications for sexual freedom as well; although some wills contained dum casta provisions (requiring widows to remain unmarried in order to receive inheritance), in societies preventing divorce, widowhood permitted women to remarry and have a greater range of sexual experiences. The Wife of Bath in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales refers to having been widowed five times, permitting her greater sexual experience. In the common law, a will or testament is a document by which a person (the testator) regulates the rights of others over his property or family after death. ... For the record label, see Divorce Records. ... The Wife of Baths Tale is a tale from Geoffrey Chaucers The Canterbury Tales. ... Geoffrey Chaucer (c. ... Canterbury Tales Woodcut 1484 The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the rest in verse). ...


In some other cultures, widows are treated differently. For instance, in India there is often an elaborate ceremony during the funeral of a widow's husband, including smashing the bangles, removing the bindi as well as any colorful attire, and requiring the woman to wear white clothes, the colour of mourning. Earlier it was compulsory to wear all white after the husband was dead, and even Widow burning (sati or suttee) was practiced sometimes. However in modern day culture this has gradually given way to wearing colored clothing. The word culture comes from the Latin root colere (to inhabit, to cultivate, or to honor). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Indian woman with bindi Collection of modern bindis A bindi (Hindi: meaning dot) is a forehead decoration worn in South Asia[1] and Southeast Asia It may also be called a tilak. ... // Ceremony of Burning a Hindu Widow with the Body of her Late Husband, from Pictorial History of China and India, 1851. ...


In other cultures, widows are required to remarry within the family of their late husband; see widow inheritance. This started as a custom to ensure that no widow could be kicked out of her home and face a life without financial provision, but it can also be used to keep money within the family. In addition, it is an important factor in the transmission of HIV within certain communities, e.g. the Luo, and is being challenged on human rights grounds. Widow inheritance, also known as bride inheritance, is a type of marriage in which a widow marries a kinsman of her late husband, often his brother. ... Human immunodeficiency virus or HIV is a retrovirus that causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), a condition in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections. ... The Lwo (also Lwoo or Luo) are a family of linguistically-related ethnic groups (tribes) which live in an area that stretches from the south of Sudan, through Northern Uganda and Eastern Congo (DRC), into Western Kenya, and ending in the upper tip of Tanzania. ... Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ...


See also

Matrimony redirects here. ... Sad redirects here; for the three letter acronym, see SAD. Suffering is any unwanted condition and the corresponding negative emotion. ... black widow spider (Latrodectus mactans), a poisonous spider that is infamous for the females habit of eating the male after sexual intercourse. ... Orphans, by Thomas Kennington An orphan (from the Greek ορφανός) is a person (or animal), who has lost one or both parents often through death. ... For the ballet, see The Merry Widow (ballet). ... Saint Jerome, Saint Paula, and Saint Eustochium, by Francisco de Zurbarán Saint Paula (347-404) is the patron saint of widows. ... A Pilegesh is a concubine. ...

External links

  • GayandLesbianWidows.com --- a healing community for people that are dealing with the death of their same-sex partner.
  • Grief's Journey (focuses on spousal loss)
  • Widownet - a self-help bulletin board resource
  • Widowed Hearts - the Internet's premier widow and widower
  • Mutah relationship a possible solution for widows? (Reprinted from The Washington Post)

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CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Widow (482 words)
widow's ox for a pledge is considered a wicked action (xxiv,3), from which commentators generally gather that the law of
widows was made a special duty by the Apostles, who collected alms for them and gave care of them to the deacons (Acts 6:1).
widows were employed in certain capacities in the ministry of the Church, directing that one to be chosen must be "of no less than threescore years of age, who hath been the wife of one husband.
Black Widow Spiders - DesertUSA (1283 words)
The female fl widow spider is the most venomous spider in North America, but it seldom causes death to humans, because it only injects a very small amount of poison when it bites.
Black Widows comprise about six species and inhabit most of the warmer regions of the world to a latitude of about 45 degrees N. The female fl widow spider, though it is the most venomous spider in North America, seldom causes death as it injects a very small amount of poison when it bites.
The female Black Widow is shiny fl, usually with a reddish hourglass shape on the underside of her spherical abdomen.
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