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dowries, plural;
  1. Property or money brought by a bride to her husband on their marriage

  1. money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
  2. A dowry (also known as trousseau or tocher or, in Latin, dos, or in Croatian and Slovenian, dota) is the money, goods, or estate that a woman brings to her husband in marriage. ...
  3. Property or payment given by a wife or her family to a husband at the time of marriage. (In some cultures, it is the husband who pays the dowry to the wife’s family.)
  4. Dowry is used here to refer to bridewealth payments made to the family of the wife.
  5. The wealth or possessions that a bride brings into the marriage. This is typically a transfer of wealth from the bride's family to the husband.
  6. the woman's share of her inheritance from the group of her birth, which is taken with her upon marriage.
  7. a quantity of wealth allocated to a bride (and her husband and children) from her natal family.
  8. A present given to a new husband by the bride upon marriage. It took the form of land, goods, or money.
  9. Marriage prize brought by the bride or groom as a condition of their marriage, often consisting of lands, titles, or cash payments.
  10. a pre-mortem inheritance, either full or partial, given to a daughter at the time of marriage, and is a direct expression of a family's honor, where practiced.  Do not confuse this with DOWER (q.v.)
  11. The property a woman, or her family, gives a man when they are married. It might be land, money, treasures, or other valuables.
  12. The marriage wealth-exchange practice in which the woman’s family is required to provide the husband with property (e.g., money, land, household goods) in order to make the marriage.
  13. money and presents given at marriage time by a bride's parent to their son-in-law's family (illegal, but very often practiced)
  14. Formerly applied to mean that which a woman brings to her hushand in marriage; this is now called a portion. This word is sometimes confounded with dower. Vide Co. Litt. 31; Civ. Code of Lo. art. 2317; Dig. 23, 3, 76; Code, 5, 12, 20.
  15. To dream that you fail to receive a dowry, signifies penury and a cold world to depend on for a living. If you receive it, your expectations for the day will be fulfilled. The opposite may be expected if the dream is superinduced by the previous action of the waking mind.
  16. The husband must provide a dowry to his bride. Furthermore, if the husband and wife choose to divorce, the husband must support his wife until the divorce is complete.
  17. payment made by the bride's family to the groom or to the groom's family.