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Noun: dower  daw(-u)r
  1. Money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
    - dowry, dowery, portion
  2. A life estate to which a wife is entitled on the death of her husband
Verb: dower  daw(-u)r
  1. Furnish with an endowment
    "When she got married, she got dowered";
    - endow

Derived forms: dowers, dowered, dowering

Type of: estate for life, gift, give, life estate, present

Encyclopedia: Dower, Religious