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marriage portion

noun
  1. dowry.
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Origin of marriage portion

First recorded in 1760–70
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for marriage portion

Historical Examples

  • I have no marriage-portion, I who am an orphan living with the sister of my mother's cousin.

    From the Car Behind

    Eleanor M. Ingram

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

  • That is the mantle, covering my bed, and I have kept the money for my marriage-portion.

  • Her mother puts half the money she earns in the bank for her marriage-portion.

    Hope Mills

    Amanda M. Douglas

  • In the alliance which you are proposing, you know the figure, so to speak of my marriage-portion.

    813

    Maurice Leblanc