kinderbewys, noun

Forms:
Also kinderbeweijs, kinderbewijs.
Plurals:
kinderbewyzen.
Origin:
Afrikaans, South African Dutch, DutchShow more Afrikaans, earlier South African Dutch, from Dutch kinder children + bewijs warranty, deed, proof.
Law
A deed or bond made by the surviving spouse of a couple married in community of property, in order to secure the amounts due to minor children.
1821 C.I. Latrobe in P. Dane Great Houses of Constantia (1981) 148He took out a special Deed of Kinderbewys, which allowed him to borrow money left to his children by their mother.
1824 in Stat. Law of Cape of G.H. (1862) 71Deeds for securing the portion of children from former marriages..stamps on deeds of kinderbewys.
1833 in Stat. Law of Cape of G.H. (1862) 293Privileges of bonds passed by surviving spouses previously to their remarriage for securing the inheritance due to the minor children of their predeceased spouse (kinderbewyzen).
1862 in Stat. Law of Cape of G.H. 29That the registration of kinder-bewyzen, and ante-nuptial contracts, although expressly ordered by a proclamation of the 23rd April, 1793, does, notwithstanding not take place universally.
1866 Cape Town Dir. 89On Deeds of ‘Kinderbewys’ and General Mortage, commonly called ‘Notarial Bonds’: Amount secured not exceeding £15..£0. 1. 0.
1873 Cape Monthly Mag. VII. 208No widower having a minor child..is allowed to marry unless he can show, by a document from the proper authority, either that the maternal portion coming to his minor child has been duly paid into the Guardian’s Fund, or, what is oftener done, that the amount has been secured by a bond, called a kinderbewijs.
1894 Stat. of Cape of G.H. 260Every general or notarial bond and every deed of kinderbewys which shall hereafter be tendered for registration at the Deeds Registry shall be accompanied by a duplicate or notarial copy to be filed of record.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 260Kinderbewijs, A bond passed by the surviving spouse of two persons married in community of property, to secure the property of the children accruing from the deceased parent.
1961 G. Wille Law of Mortgage & Pledge 44A kinderbewijs is the security given by a surviving parent for the portion of inheritance retained by him or her and belonging to the minor children. The word ‘bewijs’ means proof, and hence the term ‘kinderbewijs’ may be translated as ‘proof of the inheritance due to a child.’
1975 H. Silberberg Law of Property 329The so-called Kinderbewys which signifies the security which a surviving spouse, as guardian of a minor child, may be called upon to provide if and when she receives the inheritance due to such child from the estate of the predeceased spouse.
A deed or bond made by the surviving spouse of a couple married in community of property, in order to secure the amounts due to minor children.
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