Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete form of dowry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See dower.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun dowry

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

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

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • She was fairly plain, but her father was wealthy, and a huge dowery had come with her

    WHEN THE HEAVENS FALL

  • 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.

    OpEdNews - Diary: "Israel disputes this" no it doesn't

  • 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.

    Desperate Feminist Housewife Moms Rule The World! | Her Bad Mother

  • Although Louise is beautiful and shy, she has a limp and no dowery, which makes her prospects of marriage dismal.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Caledonia, at any term within that flourishing period, their dowery of ruined villages.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • 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.

    Desperate Feminist Housewife Moms Rule The World!

  • He had not married her nor paid dowery for her in marriage.

    Is that Jerry Falwell Calling for the Carpet Bombing Of Gaza?

  • They were economic deals the parents worked out for the dowery and the chance to have grandkids.

    03/17/2005

  • 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.

    Oh so pure...

  • 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.

    Maybe counselling would help...

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.