Synonyms of 'dowry'
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lobola (South Africa)
(in southern Africa) an African custom by which a bridegroom's family makes a payment in cattle or cash to the bride's family shortly before the marriage
Following the tradition of lobola, the king's family paid 40 head of cattle for his new wife.
Thesaurus for dowry from the Collins English Thesaurus
A woman's dowry is the money and goods which, in some cultures , her family gives to the man that she marries .