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dower

  

      n  
1    the life interest in a part of her husband's estate allotted to a widow by law  
2       an archaic word for       dowry       1  
3    a natural gift or talent  
      vb  
4    tr   to endow  
     (C14: from Old French douaire, from Medieval Latin dotarium, from Latin dos gift)  
  dowerless      adj  


dower house  
      n   a house set apart for the use of a widow, often on her deceased husband's estate  
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dower

  
1    dowry, inheritance, legacy, portion, provision, share  
2    endowment, faculty, gift, talent  

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dower house, downer, dowser, doer

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