How to Pronounce dower?

Correct pronunciation for the word "dower" is [dˈa͡ʊə], [dˈa‍ʊə], [d_ˈaʊ_ə].

"Dower" in context

Dower is a traditional legal concept which has its basis in the common law system. Dower is the customary right of a widow to receive part of her deceased husband's property. This portion is known as her "dower share" and is usually a third of the deceased's estate. The dower share is typically provided as a life estate and cannot be taken away or disposed of during the widow's lifetime. It is also important to note that dower is only available in certain jurisdictions. As an example, dower is not recognized under English law but is allowed in the United States, Canada and some other common law countries.

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