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- n. dowry
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See dower.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of dowry.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
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She was fairly plain, but her father was wealthy, and a huge dowery had come with her
In other words Israel holdson to the dowery (the land) but has chosen not to get married and has kept theproposed bride in the basement for forty years.
Although Louise is beautiful and shy, she has a limp and no dowery, which makes her prospects of marriage dismal.
Caledonia, at any term within that flourishing period, their dowery of ruined villages.
He had not married her nor paid dowery for her in marriage.
They were economic deals the parents worked out for the dowery and the chance to have grandkids.
I think girls and women have sexualized from the beginning of time, if you view the history of woman as property and a woman was only as good as her virginity and her dowery.
That, of course, would include the cultures, past and present, where the traditions of marriage include polygamy (Hello Mr. and Mrs. and Mrs. and Mrs. and Mrs. Saud), arranged childhood marriages, impoverishing dowery payments, etc., etc., etc.
And although it is illegal a dowery is given to the grooms family from the brides.
Things like acid attacks, dowery killings and forced marraige.