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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See bride wealth.

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  • n. 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.

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

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