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Meaning of “dowry” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of dowry from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dowry" in American English

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dowrynoun [C]

 us   /ˈdɑʊər·i/
in some ​societies, an ​amount of ​money or ​property that a woman’s ​parents give to the man she ​marries
(Definition of dowry from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"dowry" in Business English

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dowrynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdaʊri/ (plural dowries)
FINANCE money or other ​assets in ​addition to the ​sellingprice that a ​companyoffers to another ​company it ​wants to ​buy: The ​buyersadded a dowry of $500 million to get the firm's ​board to ​agree to the ​takeover.
(Definition of dowry from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dowry”
in Spanish dote…
in Vietnamese của hồi môn…
in Malaysian hantaran khawin…
in Thai สินเดิมก่อนสมรส (ของผู้หญิง)…
in French dot…
in German die Mitgift…
in Chinese (Simplified) 嫁妆,陪嫁…
in Turkish (bazı kültürlerde kız tarafınca erkeğe verilen) para, çeyiz, drahoma…
in Russian приданое…
in Indonesian emas kawin…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嫁妝,陪嫁…
in Polish posag…
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