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dow·er

 (dou′ər)
n.
1. Law
a. A spouse's legal entitlement, during his or her lifetime, to a share of a deceased spouse's real estate or other property.
b. The part or interest of a deceased man's real estate allotted by law to his widow for her lifetime.
2. A natural endowment or gift; a dowry.
tr.v. dow·ered, dow·er·ing, dow·ers
To give a dower to; endow.

[Middle English douere, from Old French douaire, from Medieval Latin dōtārium, dōārium, from Latin dōs, dōt-, dowry; see dō- in Indo-European roots.]
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dower

(ˈdaʊə)
n
1. (Law) the life interest in a part of her husband's estate allotted to a widow by law
2. (Sociology) an archaic word for dowry1
3. a natural gift or talent
vb
(Law) (tr) to endow
[C14: from Old French douaire, from Medieval Latin dōtārium, from Latin dōs gift]
ˈdowerless adj
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dow•er

(ˈdaʊ ər)

n.
1. the portion of a deceased husband's real property allowed to his widow for life.
v.t.
3. to provide with a dower or dowry.
[1250–1300; Middle English dowere < Old French do(u)aire < Medieval Latin dōtārium. See dot2, -ary]
dow′er•less, adj.
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Dower

 a burrow of rabbits or the like, 1490.
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dower


Past participle: dowered
Gerund: dowering

Imperative
dower
dower
Present
I dower
you dower
he/she/it dowers
we dower
you dower
they dower
Preterite
I dowered
you dowered
he/she/it dowered
we dowered
you dowered
they dowered
Present Continuous
I am dowering
you are dowering
he/she/it is dowering
we are dowering
you are dowering
they are dowering
Present Perfect
I have dowered
you have dowered
he/she/it has dowered
we have dowered
you have dowered
they have dowered
Past Continuous
I was dowering
you were dowering
he/she/it was dowering
we were dowering
you were dowering
they were dowering
Past Perfect
I had dowered
you had dowered
he/she/it had dowered
we had dowered
you had dowered
they had dowered
Future
I will dower
you will dower
he/she/it will dower
we will dower
you will dower
they will dower
Future Perfect
I will have dowered
you will have dowered
he/she/it will have dowered
we will have dowered
you will have dowered
they will have dowered
Future Continuous
I will be dowering
you will be dowering
he/she/it will be dowering
we will be dowering
you will be dowering
they will be dowering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dowering
you have been dowering
he/she/it has been dowering
we have been dowering
you have been dowering
they have been dowering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dowering
you will have been dowering
he/she/it will have been dowering
we will have been dowering
you will have been dowering
they will have been dowering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dowering
you had been dowering
he/she/it had been dowering
we had been dowering
you had been dowering
they had been dowering
Conditional
I would dower
you would dower
he/she/it would dower
we would dower
you would dower
they would dower
Past Conditional
I would have dowered
you would have dowered
he/she/it would have dowered
we would have dowered
you would have dowered
they would have dowered
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dower - money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriagedower - money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
gift - something acquired without compensation
2.dower - a life estate to which a wife is entitled on the death of her husband
estate for life, life estate - (law) an estate whose duration is limited to the life of the person holding it
Verb1.dower - furnish with an endowment; "When she got married, she got dowered"
gift, present, give - give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?"
benefice - endow with a benefice
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dower

noun dowry, share, portion, legacy, inheritance, provision The dower was comprised of royal French lands in Artois.
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dower

verb
To present with a quality, trait, or power:
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Later, Queen Maria Comnena was appointed lordship over Nablus as part of her first husband, King Amalric I's, dower (morganaticum).
The term "morganatic marriage" derives from the phrase matrimonium ad morganaticum, which became current in the lexicon of the late Roman Empire.