dower[ dou-er ]SEE DEFINITION OF dower
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DOWER
He would fall in love, not with the demoiselle, but the dower.
He can do the same with his real estate but can not impair her dower.
He can do this with his property, but can not impair her dower rights.
He may do this but can not impair her dower right to one-third.
He can do the same with his separate property but subject to her dower.
In case of divorce for fault of the husband the wife may have dower as if he were dead.
Dower and curtesy were abolished by the Legislature of 1896.
He has in his keeping my daughter's dower of four hundred Roman crowns.
She married a professor of anatomy, and brought all her wealth to him as a dower.
Who to the stranger son have yielded their dues with a dower!