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dowry
used in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

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Definition
in some societies, money or property given by a woman's family to the husband at marriage

or less formally: money or property a bride brings to a marriage
  • If thou dost marry, I'll give thee this plague for thy dowry,— be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — A room in the Castle (71% in)

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