Et uxor is a Latin phrase meaning "and wife", commonly abbreviated "et ux." The term is a legal phrase that is used in lieu of naming the female spouse of a male party to litigation, for example Loving et ux. v. Virginia.[1] The term remains in contemporary use in American legal documents, especially as related to property and marriage.[2] Many older property deeds list the owners in the form "John Smith et ux."[citation needed] In the present day, most jurisdictions would indicate both the husband and wife by name.[citation needed]

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