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DOWRY (in Anglo-Fr. dowarie, O. Fr. d...

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Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 461 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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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).
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