dowry
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈdaʊəɹi/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈdaʊɹi/
Noun

dowry

  1. Payment, such as property or money, paid by the bride's family to the groom or his family at the time of marriage.
  2. (less common) Payment by the groom or his family to the bride's family: bride price.
  3. (obsolete) Dower.
  4. A natural gift or talent.
Antonyms Related terms Translations Verb

dowry

  1. To bestow a dowry upon.
    • 1999, Judith Everard, Michael C. E. Jones, Charters Duchess Constance Br, Page xvi ↗
    • 2013 Noreen Giffney, Margrit Shildrick, Theory on the Edge: Irish Studies and the Politics of Sexual Difference, Page 62 ↗



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