"dowry" Definition

  1. n. A gift; endowment.
  2. n. The money, goods, or estate, which a woman brings to her husband in marriage; a bride's portion on her marriage. See Note under Dower.
  3. n. A gift or presents for the bride, on espousal. See Dower.

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Position in dictionary: 30091 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n.,
Words that start with "dowry": 1
Words that end with "dowry": 1
Words that contain "dowry": 1
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English Dictionary Definition of dowry

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