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DOWRY (in Anglo-Fr. dowarie, O. Fr. douaire, Med. Lat. dotaria, from Lat. dos, from root of dare, to give; in Fr. dot), the property which a woman brings with her at her marriage, a wife's marriage portion (see Settlement).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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