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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dow·ry /ˈdaʊ(ə)ri/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dow·ry n.; pl. Dowries
 1. A gift; endowment. [Obs.]
 2. The money, goods, or estate, which a woman brings to her husband in marriage; a bride's portion on her marriage. See Note under Dower.
 3. A gift or presents for the bride, on espousal. See Dower.
    Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give . . .; but give me the damsel to wife.   --Gen. xxxiv. 12.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : money or property brought by a woman to her husband at
          marriage [syn: dowery, dower]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (mohar; i.e., price paid for a wife, Gen. 34:12; Ex. 22:17; 1
    Sam. 18:25), a nuptial present; some gift, as a sum of money,
    which the bridegroom offers to the father of his bride as a
    satisfaction before he can receive her. Jacob had no dowry to
    give for his wife, but he gave his services (Gen. 29:18; 30:20;