Marriage portion


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MARRIAGE PORTION. That property which is given to a woman on her marriage. Vide Dowry.

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You give me the hundred thousand guilders as a marriage portion, don't you?
Don't suppose I am dependent on my father; my marriage portion is provided for in my uncle's will.
He chose a husband for her, entirely to his own satisfaction and not in the least to hers, and proceeded to settle upon her, as her marriage portion, I don't know how much Dust, but something immense.