dower

Definitions of dower
1

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

Synonyms:
dowery, dowry, portion
Type of:
gift
something acquired without compensation

n a life estate to which a wife is entitled on the death of her husband

Type of:
estate for life, life estate
(law) an estate whose duration is limited to the life of the person holding it

v furnish with an endowment

“When she got married, she got dowered
Synonyms:
endow
Types:
benefice
endow with a benefice
Type of:
gift, give, present
give as a present; make a gift of

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