Definition of dowry noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    dowry

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈdaʊri//
     
    (pl. dowries)
     
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  1. 1money and/or property that, in some societies, a wife or her family must give to her husband when they get married
  2. 2money and/or property that, in some societies, a husband must give to his wife's family when they get married
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