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Definitions and Synonyms of dower | Another word for dower | What is dower?

Definition 1: a life estate to which a wife is entitled on the death of her husband - [noun denoting possession]

(dower is a kind of ...) (law) an estate whose duration is limited to the life of the person holding it

Definition 2: money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for dower in the sense of this definition

(dower is a kind of ...) something acquired without compensation

Definition 3: furnish with an endowment - [verb of possession]

Samples where dower or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • When she got married, she got dowered

Synonyms for dower in the sense of this definition

(dower is a kind of ...) give as a present; make a gift of

"What will you give her for her birthday?"

(... is a kind of dower ) endow with a benefice

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