(?), n.;
pl. Dowries (#).
[Contr. from dowery; cf. LL. dotarium. See Dower.] 1. A gift; endowment. [Obs.] Spenser.
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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. Shak. Dryden.
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3. A gift or presents for the bride, on espousal. See Dower.
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Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give . . .; but give me the damsel to wife.
Gen. xxxiv. 12.
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