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Dower

DOWER, n. Gr., a gift; to give. L.

1. That portion of the lands or tenements of a man which his widow enjoys during her life, after the death of her husband. This is the usual present signification of the word.
2. The property which a woman brings to her husband in marriage.
3. The gift of a husband for a wife.

Ask me never so much dowry and gift. Genesis 34.

4. Endowment; gift.

How great, how plentiful, how rich a dower.


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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software at http://www.swordsearcher.com.

Bibliography Information
"Entry for 'Dower'". "King James Dictionary".
<http://classic.studylight.org/dic/kjd/view.cgi?number=T1794>.

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