dowrying

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dowry +‎ -ing

Noun[edit]

dowrying (uncountable)

  1. (rare) The act of bestowing a dowry as part of a marriage.
    • 1995, Lindsey Harlan, ‎Paul B. Courtright, From the Margins of Hindu Marriage: Essays on Gender, Religion, and Culture, page 22