dowery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dowery money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dowery See Dower.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dowery An obsolete form of dowry.
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Usage

In literature:

And jest at this time the dowery in Loontown fell onto Elnathan, so that they all come East.
"Samantha at the World's Fair" by Marietta Holley
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