- the dwelling that is intended for or occupied by the widowed mother of the owner of an ancestral estate.
Origin of dower house
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Historical Examples of dower house
And she had demanded Stetten, the Duchess-mother's dower-house!A German Pompadour
After all, the dower-house was much too large and there were only two of them left.
At tea-time she was supposed to be at the dower-house, or else at the Rectory.
She must be at the dower-house, though, of course, she ought to be home by this time.
When the party got back from the picnic, Cicely set out for the dower-house.
- a house set apart for the use of a widow, often on her deceased husband's estate