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Here i have a few words(in violet)...i don't understand. I mean...i just found their straight meaning...but can't get them in these sentences:

1-For example, the jilted groom may have booked hotel rooms, or the jilted bride may have spent money on a trousseaou, dress, cake, and all the other costs ofa reception; none of the expenses can be recovered from the other party unless...

2-Only in exceptional cases would a court order her to return the ring; f.ex., when the ring was a family heirloom, and the man had given it to her only the clear understanding, that if she didn't become a member of his family then the ring was to be returned.

3-All these rules are based on a presumption that the gifts were conditional on the marriage taking place.

4-After paying off the mortgage, and the estate agent's and solicitor's fees, the remaining money will be divided between them.

5-In the past bride seizure, payment and parental arrangement were regarded as the formal methods for deciding on marriage partners.

6-Had she not agreed, her parents would have thrown her out of the house, leaving her homeless and penniless.

Thanx in advance

Elida
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ElidaHere i have a few words(in violet)...i don't understand. I mean...i just found their straight meaning...but can't get them in these sentences:

1-For example, the jilted groom may have booked hotel rooms, or the jilted bride may have spent money on a trousseaou, [formerly,personal and financial possessions the bride brings to the groom - now more used just as clothing]dress, cake, and all the other costs ofa reception; none of the expenses can be recovered from the other party unless...

2-Only in exceptional cases would a court order her to return the ring; f.ex., when the ring was a family heirloom,[a piece of jewelry or some other valuable item that has been in the family for years] and the man had given it to her only the clear understanding, that if she didn't become a member of his family then the ring was to be returned.

3-All these rules are based on a presumption [preconceived idea]that the gifts were conditional on the marriage taking place.

4-After paying off the mortgage,[make the last payment on a loan for the house or some other piece of real estate] and the estate agent's and solicitor's fees, the remaining money will be divided between them.

5-In the past bride seizure,[arrangement by parents to match the bride and groom] payment and parental arrangement were regarded as the formal methods for deciding on marriage partners.

6-Had she not agreed, her parents would have thrown her out of the house, leaving her homeless and penniless.[absolutely poor]

Thanx in advance

Elida

I hope this helps.
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Yeah Philip, it helps a lot. Thanx. Emotion: smile