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dowry

noun [C]     /ˈdaʊri/ (plural dowries)
FINANCE money or other assets in addition to the selling price that a company offers to another company it wants to buy: The buyers added a dowry of $500 million to get the firm's board to agree to the takeover.
(Definition of dowry noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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