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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A life estate to which a wife is entitled on the death of her husband; Money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage v. - Furnish with an endowment.

Usage examples (35)
  • General Smith faid that the widow of the Black Prince had a dower from the Dutchy of Cornwall.
  • When Nur al-Din heard such demand he said, What manner of dower is this thou wouldst impose upon my son?
  • It happened that Jofrid had expended much hard work in procuring a kind of dower for herself.
  • Used to be a kind of dower house once upon a time, they say. " for more
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