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Definition of dowager:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.


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