Jure Uxoris Estate Law and Legal Definition
Jure uxoris estate in common-law is the freehold estate of a husband in real property of which his wife is, at the time of the marriage, seised in fee or in which she has a life estate. It is the real estate of which the wife becomes seised after the marriage.
It is an estate in the right of the wife, entitling the husband to the possession, use, income, and usufruct of the property, but not continuing beyond the death of either of the spouses.
As regards the common law freehold estate jure uxoris, the husband and wife together have the whole estate, and therefore in law they are both considered as seized in fee, and must so state their title in pleading. [Hopper v. Gurtman, 126 N.J.L. 263 (E. & A. 1941)]