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dowager


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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dowager \Dow"a*ger\, n. [OF. douagiere, fr. douage dower. See
     Dower.]
     1. (Eng. Law) A widow endowed, or having a jointure; a widow
        who either enjoys a dower from her deceased husband, or
        has property of her own brought by her to her husband on
        marriage, and settled on her after his decease. --Blount.
        --Burrill.
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     2. A title given in England to a widow, to distinguish her
        from the wife of her husband's heir bearing the same name;
        -- chiefly applied to widows of personages of rank.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              With prudes for proctors, dowagers for deans.
                                                    --Tennyson.
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     Queen dowager, the widow of a king.
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Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  dowager
       n : a widow holding property received from her deceased husband

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  57 Moby Thesaurus words for "dowager":
     Eve, Frau, abbess, beldam, chatelaine, crone, dame,
     daughter of Eve, distaff, domina, donna, femme, first lady, frow,
     frump, gentlewoman, girl, goodwife, governess, grandam,
     grande dame, grandmother, granny, great lady, hag, homemaker,
     housewife, lady, lass, madam, matriarch, matron, milady, mistress,
     mother superior, old battle-ax, old dame, old girl, old granny,
     old lady, old trot, old wife, old woman, queen dowager, relict,
     squaw, trot, vrouw, wahine, war-horse, weaker vessel, widow,
     widow woman, widower, widowman, witch, woman  
     
Din dicționarul Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  DOWAGER. A widow endowed; one who has a jointure. 
       2. In England, this is a title or addition given to the widows of 
  princes, dukes, earls, and other noblemen. 
  
  

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