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1) dowry. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...dowry, (dou´re) (KEY) , the property that a woman brings to her husband at the time of the marriage. The dowry apparently originated in the giving of a marriage gift...

2) dower, dowry. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...agreement made when he was alive, and the current sense, which is also the main meaning of dowry, the money or property a bride brings to her husband at their marriage...

3) dowry. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...dowry Money, property, or material goods that a bride s family gives to the bridegroom or his family at the time of the wedding. In many cultures, the dowry not only...

4) dowry. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...See DOWER. 1...

5) dowry. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage. Also called dower. 2. A sum of money required of a postulant at a convent. 3. A natural endowment...

6) dower. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...of a deceased man's real estate allotted by law to his widow for her lifetime. Also called dowry. 2. See dowry (sense 1). 3. A natural endowment or gift; a dowry....

7) dot 2. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A woman's marriage portion; a dowry. French, from Latin dos, dot-, dowry. See do- in Appendix I.dotal (dotl) -ADJECTIVE...

8) paraphernalia. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...See synonyms at equipment. 3. A married woman's personal property exclusive of her dowry, according to common law. Medieval Latin paraphernlia, neuter pl. of paraphernlis,...

9) 137. Answer for Hope. Richard Crashaw. Metaphysical Lyrics & Poems of the 17th c.
...DEAR hope! earth's dowry, & heavn's debt! The entity of those that are not yet. Subtlest, but surest beeing! Thou by whom Our nothing has a definition! Substantiall...

10) lobola. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...husband to the bride's family among certain peoples in southern Africa. Zulu -lobola, dowry, give a dowry....

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