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marriage portion

noun



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Word History and Origins

Origin of marriage portion1

First recorded in 1760–70
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Example Sentences

If she has not borne children to her later husband, the sons of her bridegroom shall take her marriage portion.

Accepting the property from Mr Heatherstone is receiving a favour, were it given as a marriage portion with his daughter.

Besides, it was as much as the marriage-portion of six princesses of Wirtemberg.

They also forbade the women to lament for their relatives, and Licinia was deprived of her marriage portion.

Tell me, Susan—I shall have a marriage-portion, shall I not?

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