Dower

Definition of Dower

Dow´er
n.1.That with which one is gifted or endowed; endowment; gift.
How great, how plentiful, how rich a dower!
- Sir J. Davies.
Man in his primeval dower arrayed.
- Wordsworth.
2.The property with which a woman is endowed
His wife brought in dower Cilicia's crown.
- Dryden.
3.(Law) That portion of the real estate of a man which his widow enjoys during her life, or to which a woman is entitled after the death of her husband.
Assignment of dower
See under Assignment.

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