Widow Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Widow, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Widow?

(n) A widow is the women whose husband died during the existence of their marriage life and, she is not married again. For limited purpose of law, a women is called as widow when referring to her late husband for succession etc irrespective of whether she is re-married or not. Some cases consider a women as widow even though the dead person is her ex-husband if she is not remarried