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dowry
used in The Witch of Blackbird Pond

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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
  • There was the vital matter of two dowries.
    p. 239.3
dowries = money or property given by a woman's family to the husband at marriage
  • But Mercy had never given a thought to a dowry.
    p. 239.5
  • dowry = money or property given by a woman's family to the husband at marriage
  • Why did she need a dowry, she argued practically, when she was really not leaving home at all?
    p. 239.7
dowry = money or property given by a woman's family to the husband at marriage
There are no more uses of "dowry" in The Witch of Blackbird Pond.

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