Noun(1) money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage(2) a life estate to which a wife is entitled on the death of her husband
Verb(1) furnish with an endowment
(1) The Pendant discusses the love between the two with Baptista, and they agree on a dower and a marriage.(2) he was so short of money that he could not even dower his sister(3) But, as my father eagerly points out, he has a large estate for sons and plenty of money to dower daughters with.(4) Her work is at its best and strongest in her examination of the struggles that the queen experienced after she settled in Le Mans as a widow, both in attempting to secure her dower funds and to keep her household going.(5) In 1869 she was awarded by the Supreme Court of Illinois a life interest in one-third of the real estate, which met the requirements of dower rights, and in addition outright possession of one-third of the personal property.(6) The widow has dower right in her late husband's property, even if she remarries - although the children are not to lose their inheritance as a result of her remarriage.(7) The barber charged me enough to dower two of his daughters.(8) Muslim women need to be educated about their right to dower , which is a unique characteristics of Muslim society.(9) The amount of his dower , twelve hundred livres, was much less; one thousand livres were again for both of them, with the sum to which the widow would be entitled from the estate being set at eight hundred livres.(10) Extra daughters were sent off to live in respectable refinement at convents, so that the family would not have to dower them as lavishly and divide the family patrimony.(11) In no way a husband has been authorized to take back the dower money from his wife in case he divorces her.(12) The wife's dower entitled her to one third of the husband's property on his death; curtesy, a similar right of the husband in the wife's property, accrued only if children had been born of the marriage.(13) Lear, childlike in his petulance, denies Cordelia her dower .(14) In some cases, this involved the dower connected with a widow's previous marriage.(15) The purpose of dower was to prevent the widow's becoming a public charge.(16) Nor could he sell her right to dower unless she agreed, an enormous limitation because it meant that, without her consent, her dower would operate like a lien on the property.
1. dowry ::
2. dowery ::
3. portion ::
4. endow ::
Different Formsdower, dowered, dowering, dowers
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