from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A payment in the form of money, property, or other valuable asset that is made by or on behalf of a prospective husband to the bride's family in certain cultures or societies.

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  • noun A sum of money or other valuables paid by a bridegroom or on his behalf to the family of the bride, in some cultures.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun money or property given (in some societies) by the bridegroom to the family of his bride


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