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Definition of Dowry


  1. A gift; endowment.
  2. The money, goods, or estate, which a woman brings to her husband in marriage; a bride's portion on her marriage. See Note under Dower.
  3. A gift or presents for the bride, on espousal. See Dower.

Dowry Translations

dowry in Dutch is bruidsschat, huwelijksgift
dowry in German is Mitgift
dowry in Norwegian is medgift
dowry in Spanish is dote