Dowry

A dowry is the transfer of parental property to a daughter at her marriage (i.e. `inter vivos`) rather than at the owner`s death (mortis causa). A dowry establishes a type of conjugal fund, the nature of which may vary widely. This fund may provide an element of financial security in widowhood or against a negligent husband, and may eventually ......
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Dowry

• (n.) A gift or presents for the bride, on espousal. See Dower. • (n.) A gift; endowment. • (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.
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dowry

dowery noun money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
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Dowry

Dow'ry noun ; plural Dowries . [ Contr. from dowery ; confer Late Latin dotarium . See Dower .] 1. A gift; endowment. [ Obsolete] Spenser. 2. The money, goods, or estate, which a woman brings to her husband in marriage; a bride's portion on ...
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Dowry

A payment upon marriage, usually by the bride's family to the groom or groom's family.
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dowry

dowry (dou'rē) , the property that a woman brings to her husband at the time of the marriage. The dowry apparently originated in the giving of a marriage gift by the family of the bridegroom to the bride and the bestowal of money upon the bride by her parents. It has been a well-establishe...
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Dowry

Formerly applied to mean that which a woman brings to her husband in marriage; this is now called a portion. This word is sometimes confounded with dower.
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Dowry

n. Money and personal property that a bride brings to a marriage which becomes his property. Dowry sill exists in the Civil Code of Louisiana.
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dowry

Property or money given by the bride's family to the groom or his family as part of the marriage agreement; the opposite of bridewealth (property or money given by the groom's to the bride's...
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dowry

Property or money given by the bride's family to the groom or his family as part of the marriage agreement; the opposite of bridewealth (property or money given by the groom's to the bride's family). In 1961, dowries were made illegal in India; however, in 1992, the Indian government reported more than 15,000 murders or suicides...
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Dowry

Some council housing is in such a poor state that it costs more to repair than it would to sell. A dowry is paid for such homes to be sold off or transferred to a housing association to give the homes a positive value.
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Dowry

The money and personal property a bride brings to her new husband to support and maintain the marriage. Compare: dower
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dowry

the money, goods, or estate that a woman brings to her husband in marriage. Dowries have a long history in Europe, South Asia, Africa, and other ... [6 related articles]
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dowry

[n] - money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
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