Definition of Dowery

1. Noun. Money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage.

Exact synonyms: Dower, Dowry, Portion
Generic synonyms: Gift
Derivative terms: Dower, Dower



Definition of Dowery

1. n. See Dower.

Definition of Dowery

1. Noun. dowry ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dowery

1. dowry [n -ERIES] - See also: dowry

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dowery

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

Literary usage of Dowery

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1. The Family: An Ethnographical and Historical Outline with Descriptive Notes by Elsie Worthington Clews Parsons (1906)
"The bride's father or family may receive presents and then bestow them or their equivalents upon the bride (dowery), or they may bestow presents upon the ..."

2. Ohio Circuit Court Reports: New Series. Cases Adjudged in the Circuit Courts by Ohio Circuit Courts (1915)
"Without stopping to read these provisions, the effect of them apparently is that under the law of Italy, a wife can not alienate or dispose of her dowery ..."

3. A Popular Treatise on the Law of Marriage and Divorce by Marvin S. Robinson (1884)
"Similarly a husband lost his interest in the dowery of his wife by any ... On a divorce for these reasons, a wife recovered her dowery and obtained the ..."

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