as1 provided by the new constitution,2 that the woman should recover damages  with her dower against whomever is in possession, especially with respect to the  lands and tenements of which her husband dies seised as of fee, unless the deforciant  has just cause for deferring the exaction of dower,3 which may arise if the husband  has enfeoffed someone in his lifetime, and after his death the woman claims dower  against him who holds; the delay will not be wrongful to the woman if he vouches  a warrantor, one or several, until the heir, the woman's warrantor of her dower, is  reached, that he may give escambium to the tenant,4 [who] if he warrants and immediately  restores need not refund damages,5 since he is free of culpa, nor a fortiori  need the tenant. It is otherwise6 [if] he seeks frivolous postponements, for [he who]  fraudulently delays ought to restore damages. And so if, when the ancestor dies  seised, the heir at once fraudulently enfeoffs others; both shall refund damages, the  heir as well as the feoffee, because of the fraud, the one because of the fraudulent  alienation, the other because of the fraudulent detention. And therefore the time  when the alienation or gift was7 made must be considered, whether in the husband's  lifetime or after his death and, [if] he who is bound to restore is guilty of delay,  [and] whether it is rightful or wrongful, for he who is without fault ought not to  suffer punishment.]8 There is also another form of the writ for giving her seisin, where  her dower was acknowledged to her in court, which is this:
If dower is acknowledged and rendered to her in court.
 The king to the sheriff, greeting. Know that when in our court etc. A. the wife of  B. claimed against C. so much land with the appurtenances in such a vill as her dower,  the same C. came into our same court and before our same justices etc. acknowledged  and rendered the aforesaid land to the said A. as her dower. Therefore we order you  etc. (as above).9 It is clear that the deforciant is always liable to the woman to the  extent of her damages with respect to the lands and tenements of which her husband  dies seised if she is obliged to implead him10 for her dower, unless11 he has just cause  for resisting, since immediately and without plea after the death of her husband,  at least within forty days, the dower constituted her on the marriage day is to be  assigned her.12
How a woman may lose her dower after she is in possession and for what reasons.
 When a woman has obtained her dower she may lose it in many ways, as13 by custom,  which is observed as law in divers places,14