Definición de dowry en inglés:

dowry

Saltos de línea: dowry
Pronunciación: /ˈdaʊ(ə)ri
 
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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).

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Palabra del día milord
Pronunciación: mɪˈlɔːd
noun
used to address an English nobleman