Definition of "dowry"
  1. The wealth or goods a bride provides to her new spouse as a contribution to their marriage
How to use "dowry" in a sentence
  1. In many cultures, the dowry is a crucial part of the wedding ritual.
  2. The bride's family prepared an elaborate dowry consisting of furniture, jewelry, and even property.
  3. The dowry tradition has been criticized for its potential to create financial abuse.

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