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02 November 2011

Dower versus Dowry

Generally speaking...

"Dower" is the interest a wife has in her husband's real or personal property. Depending upon the time period and location, it may be a 1/3 interest, a life estate, etc.

A "dowry" is the money/goods, etc. that a woman brings into a marriage.

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