What does the word dowry mean?

Usage examples for dowry

  1. The dowry of Princess Joan was to include a table of gold twelve feet long, twenty- four gold cups and as many plates, and some other trifles. – In the Days of the Guild by Louise Lamprey
  2. Thus the Brahman's son receiving in due time the princess and her dowry, took leave of the king and returned to his own village. – Vikram-and-the-Vampire-Classic-Hindu-Tales-of-Adventure-Magic-and-Romance by Burton, Isabel, Lady
  3. She had brought her dowry of beauty and " land," that most coveted of possessions, and had pledged obedience, for which she was to be cherished, honored, and protected, and to bear the name of her lord. – A Short History of France by Mary Platt Parmele