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dower

Definitions of dower
  1. noun
    money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
    synonyms: dowery, dowry, portion
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    type of:
    gift
    something acquired without compensation
  2. noun
    a life estate to which a wife is entitled on the death of her husband
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    type of:
    estate for life, life estate
    (law) an estate whose duration is limited to the life of the person holding it
  3. verb
    furnish with an endowment
    “When she got married, she got dowered
    synonyms: endow
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    types:
    benefice
    endow with a benefice
    type of:
    gift, give, present
    give as a present; make a gift of
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