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dow•er



Pronunciation: (dou'ur), [key]
n.
1. Law.the portion of a deceased husband's real property allowed to his widow for her lifetime.
2. dowry (def. 1).
3. a natural gift or endowment.

v.t.
1. to provide with a dower or dowry.
2. to give as a dower or dowry.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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