English version

dowry in Family topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdowrydow‧ry /ˈdaʊəri $ ˈdaʊri/ noun (plural dowries) [countable]  BSSFproperty and money that a woman gives to her husband when they marry in some societies
Examples from the Corpus
dowryHe gave her an estate at Alva as a dowry and probably accompanied it with a large sum of money.As a dowry to this marriage of heaven and hell, Lilith brings a magic mirror, a crown and a pearl.Her great-aunt had been burned to death over a dowry problem.There is no evidence of what lands, if any, she brought her husband as dowry.I set aside a good dowry and other things for her.Without military strength to assist in their retention, dowries could prove but short-term gains.Since Octavia will save a substantial dowry, she will have a prosperous independence.Where dreams and reality parted company was about marriage and the dowry.