What is the dowry system?

In some cultures,  In dowry the bride or her family pays a certain amount of money or property to the groom when a couple is married.  In dowry this payment is called a dowry .In dowry traditionally, a woman’s family offered a dowry to potential husbands in order to make the match more attractive to the man and his family. The word dowry can actually mean “payment,” but it can also refer to whatever property or savings a woman herself brings into a marriage. The Latin word dotare is the root of dowry, and it means “to endow or to portion out.

A dowry is a transfer of parental property at the marriage of a daughter Dowry contrasts with the related concepts of bride price and dower.  In dowry while bride price or bride service is a payment by the groom or his family to the bride’s parents, Dowry is the wealth transferred from the bride’s family to the groom or his family, ostensibly for the bride.


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