dowery


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Noun1.Dowery - money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriagedowery - money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
gift - something acquired without compensation
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And know, besides, sweet daughter of Zion, that were the most Christian king to offer me his most Christian daughter, with Languedoc for a dowery, I could not wed her.
She, the daughter of a petty baron, who boasted for all his domains but a ruinous tower, and an unproductive vineyard, and some few leagues of the barren Landes of Bourdeaux, her name was known wherever deeds of arms were done, known wider than that of many a lady's that had a county for a dowery.
Walima' and other marriages related ceremonies in wedding halls and hotels would be concluded by 11pm and only one dish would be allowed during wedding feast, he said, adding violators demanding and giving dowery would be fined up to Rs two lakh and three months imprisonment or both.
Cheques were given away under health, scholarship, dowery and financial grant.
61) "New video message from al-Qa'idah's Hamzah Bin Usamah Bin Laden: Jerusalem Is a Bride and Our Blood Is Her Dowery,'" Jihadology, May 9, 2016.
I READ your nostalgia article 'Bygone glory of Dowery Dell'.