Definition for DOW'RY

DOW'RY, n. [See Dower. This word differs not from dower. It is the same word differently written, and the distinction made between them is arbitrary.]

  1. The money, goods or estate which a woman brings to her husband in marriage; the portion given with a wife. – Shak. Dryden.
  2. The reward paid for a wife. – Cowley.
  3. A gift; a fortune given. – Johnson.

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