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dowry

Saltos de línea: dowry
Pronunciación: /ˈdaʊ(ə)ri
 
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Definición de dowry en inglés:

sustantivo (plural dowries)

An amount of property or money brought by a bride to her husband on their marriage: Elizabeth’s dowry was to be £45,000 in diamonds
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The bride brings a dowry to the marriage usually consisting of household goods and her own clothing.
  • Middle-class families needed capital and credit, and marriage had considerable importance in bringing in funds through dowries and marriage settlements, and giving access to credit networks.
  • In the past, marriages were arranged and women brought a dowry to the marriage.
Sinónimos
marriage settlement, (marriage) portion;
Scottish & Northern English tocher
archaic dot

Origen

Middle English (denoting a widow's life interest in her husband's estate): from Anglo-Norman French dowarie, from medieval Latin dotarium (see dower).

Words that rhyme with dowry

floury, flowery, loury, showery, towery

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