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dower

dow·er

dower

 
pronunciation:
daU r
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the part of a deceased man's property that the law allots to his widow.
definition 2: a newly married woman's dowry.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dowered, dowering, dowers
definition: to grant a dower or dowry to.