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dowry
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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
  • He had married at the age of twenty-seven, for love, a very charming girl, Miss Catherine Harrington, of New York, who, in addition to her charms, had brought him a solid dowry.
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