"dower" in the noun sense
1. dowry, dowery, dower, portion
money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
a life estate to which a wife is entitled on the death of her husband
"dower" in the verb sense
1. endow, dower
furnish with an endowment
"When she got married, she got dowered"
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