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Dower, subst. 1) the property which a woman brings to her husband in marriage: Tp. III, 1, 54 Meas. I, 2, 154. All's II, 3, 151. IV, 4, 19. V, 3, 328. H6A V, 1, 44. V, 5, 46. Lr. I, 1, 45. Lr. I, 1, 45 Lr. I, 1, 45 Lr. I, 1, 45
2) that which a widow possesses after the death of her husband: Shr. II, 345. Shr. II, 345 IV, 2, 117. IV, 4, 45. H6C III, 2, 72.
3) any gift? “If this suit lay in Bianca's d., how quickly should you speed!” Oth. IV, 1, 108 (or indeed == marriage-portion? Qq and most M. Edd. power).
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