portionless

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From portion +‎ -less.

Adjective[edit]

portionless ‎(comparative more portionless, superlative most portionless)

  1. Lacking a portion; especially, without a dowry.
    • 1852, Washington Irving, Tales from the Alhambra:
      ‘Be assured, if the youth were true, his father who is one of the proudest nobles about the court, would prohibit his union with one so humble and portionless as thou.’