Definition of Dowries

1. Noun. (plural of dowry) ¹

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Definition of Dowries

1. dowry [n] - See also: dowry

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dowries

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Literary usage of Dowries

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN, Sidney Lee (1888)
"John's the Greek language had been almost forgotten and lost in the society, and the study of it was revived by dowries and his pupil, John Bois [qv] ..."

2. The Spirit of Laws by Charles de Secondat Montesquieu (1793)
"The abrogation of this law is fixed upon by Valerius Maximus, as the period from whence we may date the luxury of the Romans. CHA P. XV. Of dowries and ..."

3. Rome; Its Ruler and Its Institutions by John Francis Maguire (1860)
"dowries.—Monte di Pietà.—The Roman Savings Bank—Its Origin, its Operations, ... The number of dowries now given in Kome, of which there can be any public ..."

4. Pencillings by the Way by Nathaniel Parker Willis (1846)
"I could wish every refined spirit in the world had shared our pleasant hour upon the Palatine. LETTER XIII. ANNUAL dowries TO TWELVE ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... especially the precautions taken for the preservation of dowries and other funds (see the Decree "Inter ea" of 30 July, 1909, Vermeersch, "Periódica", ..."

6. An Itinerary Containing His Ten Yeeres Travell Through the Twelve Dominions by Fynes Moryson (1908)
"... the military state for Horse, Foote, and Navy, the Courts of Justice, rare Lawes, more specially the Lawes of inheritance, and of womens dowries, ..."

7. Life in Brazil by Thomas Ewbank (1856)
"dowries in Cocoa and Coffee- trees—Vegetable and other Sobriquets. — Horsewomen.—Officers' Wives on Drill in Military Costume.—Morals of the Priesthood. ..."

8. Rome, Ancient and Modern, and Its Environs: And Its Environs by Jeremiah Donovan (1843)
"^ve dowries of 30 crowns each, and, on occasion of every extraction outside Rome , five dowries of 50 crowns each , besides several monthly dowries to ..."

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