Uxor

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Uxor is a mostly antiquated term for wife. The Latin term appears mostly as et uxor or et ux. which mean “and wife” at the end of a case name or other legal document. For example, in the case Smith et uxor v. State, et uxor shows the wife’s interests are being represented with the husband. In most districts, the phrase is no longer used and the wife’s name would be listed. In some areas, the phrase can mean a spouse of any gender. 

[Last updated in August of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]