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  • n  money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
  • n  a life estate to which a wife is entitled on the death of her husband
  • v  furnish with an endowment
    When she got married, she got dowered

  • Widow Green told Surrogate Owen at an initial probate hearing last autumn that she did not know what she was doing when she signed away her dower rights, thinking the $18,000-per .
  • Wealthy "Daddy" Browning married her in 1926 when she was 15, cut her out of his will before he died in 1934, but she got dower rights of $5,000 a year.
  • Its gaily painted kitchen cabinets, dower chests, desks and tables, Bethlehem painted glass, grotesque Germanic Toby jugs and brightly colored tinware are far more colorful than .
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  • Pittsfield Housing Authority opening community centers
    PITTSFIELD -- The city is collaborating with the Pittsfield Housing Authority to open community centers in two public housing facilities. The two areas will be established at 15 Francis Plaza on Francis Avenue and at 1 Dower Square on Wahconah Street.
    June 11, 2013 - Berkshire Eagle

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr in New York Times
    Fifty years later, in a letter to the British legal scholar Sir Frederick Pollock, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. wrote, "I have read in a California volume that the wife on marriage acquires an inchoate right of dower, which by the death of the husband...

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