[dou-uh-ree, dou-ree]

noun, plural dow·er·ies. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for dowery

Historical Examples of dowery

  • If this be the accurate reading, Grainnes dowery must have formed an element in the conflict.

  • And jest at this time the dowery in Loontown fell onto Elnathan, so that they all come East.

  • In conformity with this conception the Libyan maidens earned their dowery by their surrender.

  • Women who had been convicted of adultery, were compelled to give a part of their dowery to their deceived husbands.

  • This dowery he regards as the equivalent of, and as fatal to him as the treasures of the Argive Helen were to Menelaus.