Barragania sentence example
- under the name of barragania, the contract being lifelong, the woman obtaining by it a right to maintenance during life, and sometimes also to part of the succession, and the sons ranking as nobles if their father was a noble.
- Such a social institution as the form of marriage known by the name of barragania shows visible traces of Eastern influence.
- The only insuperable barrier to a barragania was the previous marriage with the blessing, the full religious marriage, of the woman to another man.
- A married man might be united in barragania to a woman other than his lawful wife, and the children of that connection, though not fully legitimate, were not bastards.