noun, plural dow·er·ies.
Examples from the Web for dowery
If this be the accurate reading, Grainnes dowery must have formed an element in the conflict.Dean of Lismore's Book|Various
This dowery he regards as the equivalent of, and as fatal to him as the treasures of the Argive Helen were to Menelaus.Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore|Charles Hardwick
And jest at this time the dowery in Loontown fell onto Elnathan, so that they all come East.Samantha at the World's Fair|Marietta Holley
Women who had been convicted of adultery, were compelled to give a part of their dowery to their deceived husbands.
In conformity with this conception the Libyan maidens earned their dowery by their surrender.