bride-gift


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Noun1.bride-gift - a wedding present to the bride
wedding gift, wedding present - a present given to someone getting married
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However, if it was a man's fault, the household resources were divided in half and she was allowed to keep her bride-gift (Villarojas, The Maya of East Central Quintana Roo, 66).
14) They clearly saw the bride-gifts they and their families received as a defining part of their identity and as a source of pride and empowerment.
Even a middle-aged woman who rejected many traditional marital practices still appreciated the power of her bride-gifts.