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dowagernoun [C]

uk   /ˈdaʊə.dʒər/  us   /-dʒɚ/
specialized law a woman of high ​socialrank whose ​husband is ​dead but who has a ​title and ​property because of her ​marriage to him: a dowager ​queen literary an ​old woman who is, or ​behaves as if she is, of high ​socialrank
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