Dowry Definition

dourē
dowries
noun
dowries
The property that a woman brings to her husband at marriage.
Webster's New World
A sum of money required of a postulant at a convent.
American Heritage
A natural talent, gift, or endowment.
Webster's New World
A widow's dower.
Webster's New World
A gift by a man to his bride.
Webster's New World
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verb
To bestow a dowry upon.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Dowry

Noun

Singular:
dowry
Plural:
dowries

Origin of Dowry

  • From Middle English dowerie, from Anglo-Norman dowarie, douarie, from Old French douaire, from Medieval Latin dōtārium, from Latin dōs, dōtis.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English douerie from Anglo-Norman douarie from Medieval Latin dōtārium, dōārium, dōāria dower dower

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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