Definition of Dowerless

1. Adjective. Lacking a dowry.

Language type: Archaicism, Archaism
Similar to: Unendowed



Definition of Dowerless

1. a. Destitute of dower; having no marriage portion.

Definition of Dowerless

1. Adjective. Lacking a dowry ¹

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Definition of Dowerless

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dowerless

dowdyish
dowdyism
dowdyisms
dowed
dowel
dowel pin
doweled
doweling
dowelled
dowelling
dowels
dower
dowered
doweries
dowering
dowerless (current term)
dowers
dowery
dowf
dowfness
dowie
dowier
dowiest
dowing
dowitcher
dowitchers
dowl
dowlas
dowlases
dowle

Literary usage of Dowerless

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1. American Life by Paul de Rousiers (1891)
"dowerless DAUGHTERS.—FORMS OF MARRIAGE.—LARGE FAMILIES AND CHILDLESS MARRIAGES.—THE DIVORCE QUESTION. I.—HEIRESSES. Let us, first of all, ..."

2. St. Nicholas: His Legend and His Rôle in the Christmas Celebration and Other by George Harley McKnight (1917)
"NICHOLAS AND THE dowerless MAIDENS DEFERENCE has already been made to the •*• ^ fact that after the introduction of Christianity the name of St. Nicholas ..."

3. The Golden Dog (Le Chien D'or): A Romance of the Days of Louis Quinze in by William Kirby (1903)
"The venerable Lady Superior used to say we were dowerless brides, we of the house of Lotbiniere." "But you shall not be dowerless, ..."

4. Potter's American Monthly (1878)
"dowerless ! Was Margaret Atheling dowerless? Yes, so far as lands and gold are concerned ; but in all that makes the female character lovely—youth, ..."

5. French and English: A Comparison by Philip Gilbert Hamerton (1889)
"That such marriages must exist will be evident to any one who reflects that in France there are dowerless girls who get married nevertheless. ..."

6. The Golden Dog (Le Chien D'or): A Romance of the Days of Louis Quinze in by William Kirby (1903)
"The venerable Lady Superior used to say we were dowerless brides, ... who, being, like me, a dowerless postulante, begged from house to house throughout the ..."

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