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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"Of course, as she has opted not to use her legal title of Princess of Wales so far, it's likely that she would opt for the equivalent modification of her current style instead Her Royal Highness The Dowager Duchess of Cornwall," Rowlands added.
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Although it is possible for a duchess to inherit in her own right, it is usually done through marriage, such as the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire.
Downton Abbey fans upset that the show is bowing out will be pleased to hear that the Dowager Countess may again appear on screen.
Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, played by Dame Maggie Smith in the hit period drama, might return in a future show by Downton's creator Julian Fellowes.