noun, plural dow·ries.
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Example sentences from the Web for dowry
After his father’s health deteriorated, Faruqui assumed still greater responsibilities—his three sisters had to be married, and weddings meant dowries.How An Indian Stand Up Comic Found Himself Arrested for a Joke He Didn't Tell|Sonia Faleiro|February 10, 2021|Time
I found that these women often give consent to these marriages to escape poverty and the burden of dowry.
Assam and West Bengal, meanwhile, are known as “source states” – localities struggling with poverty, the aftermath of natural disasters and the burden of the dowry system.
Each successful hit contributes to a virtual “anti dowry fund.”
Once the dowry has been cashed, there is no financial reason to keep the wife around.
The woman is a commodity to make money—the dowry becomes a business transaction.
The full document is quoted in a new book by Avi Raz, The Bride and the Dowry, complete with the typing errors I then made.
The groom has to give the bride a dowry to make the contract valid, and that dowry is for her and her alone to use as she wishes.Mohammad Was Not a Womanizer, and Other Common Misconceptions About Islam Debunked|Olga M. Davidson|September 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He tried to marry his daughter without a dowry to some man who was intoxicated with nobility.
In 1838 he married the daughter of Moreau (de l'Oise), who brought him a very large dowry.
Give them a suitable dowry, take care of them, and speak to them always like a friend.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
This money she used as a dowry and it aided in consummating her marriage with Cerizet.
Her family—that of the bourgeoisie of Nancy—fooled Castanier about the size of her dowry and her "expectations."
British Dictionary definitions for dowry
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for dowry
Cultural definitions for dowry
Money, property, or material goods that a bride's family gives to the bridegroom or his family at the time of the wedding. In many cultures, the dowry not only helps to cement the relationship between the bride's and groom's families but also serves to reinforce traditional family roles and gender roles.