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Encyclopedia > Wreath money

Wreath money is not a legal term, but the literal translation of German "Kranzgeld", is money paid by a man to a woman as a fine on having sexual intercourse with her under the pretence of an offer of marriage which is then withdrawn.[1] It has been suggested that Duration of sexual intercourse be merged into this article or section. ...


The term refers to the wreath that a bride wears to show her marriage. Without her virginity, it was assumed, her expectations to gain a good match for a husband would diminish considerably. As the fiancée would have gained the protection of her status as a wife, the money is a tribute or reconciliation to her. A wreath is a ring made of flowers, leaves, and sometimes fruits, used as an ornament, hanging on a wall or door, or resting on a table. ... Bride Bride in formal dress North America. ... Matrimony redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A burning match A match is a consumable tool for producing fire under controlled circumstances on demand. ... Husband may refer to: the male spouse in a marriage a husband pillow. ... An engagement is an agreement by a couple to enter into marriage at some future time, usually accompanied by a formal or informal announcement to friends and family. ... Look up wife in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A tribute (from Latin tribulum, contribution) is wealth one party gives to another as a sign of respect or, as was often case in historical contexts, of submission or allegiance. ... Look up reconcile in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


In Germany, the paragraph §1300 of the Family law, part of the civil code "BGB", was abolished on May 4, 1998, when the entire law was renewed, on the occasion of a trial in 1993 where the judges decided the law was outdated. A woman had then tried to sue 1000 DM (in 2004 roughly €500 or $500), but the request was denied on the grounds of equal rights between man and woman. Family Law was a television drama starring Kathleen Quinlan as a divorced lawyer who attempted to start her own law firm after her lawyer husband took all their old clients. ... A civil code is a systematic compilation of laws designed to comprehensively deal with the core areas of private law. ... The Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch (or BGB) was the civil code of the German Empire and continues to act as the central law for german civil law. ... May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Look up trial in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Look up DM, dm in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Gender egalitarianism. ...


References

  1. ^ pons, Dresden 1991, Kranzgeld
  • Gender Dictionary on the German §1300 BGB

 
 

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