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1The Married Women's Property Act, 1874

( ACT NO. III OF 1874 )

Chapter V


Husband not liable for wife's antenuptial debts
9. A husband married after the thirty-first day of December, 1865, shall not by reason only of such marriage be liable to the debts of his wife contracted before marriage, but the wife shall be liable to be sued for, and shall, to the extent of her separate property, be liable to satisfy such debts as if she had continued unmarried:
Provided that nothing contained in this section shall invalidate any contract into which a husband may, before the passing of this Act, have entered in consideration of his wife's antenuptial debts.

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    Throughout this Act, except otherwise provided, the words "Government" and "Bangladesh" were substituted, for the words "Provincial Government" and "Pakistan" or "the Province" or "any Province" respectively by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973).
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