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money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage

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The Speaker said Deputy Commissioners and DPOs of the respective districts would ensure implementation of the anti dowery law on ground and strict punishment would be awarded to the accused.
At the junction of Bromsgrove Road and Illey Lane a plaque has been erected as a reminder of the bygone Dowery Dell Viaduct.
The Dowery Act of 1976 limiting wasteful expenditure on marriage ceremonies and on value of gifts or dowries attempts to end degradation and exploitation of the females as saleable commodities.
The question arises as to how Walkley got this plum at a moment of political turmoil over what was known as the Spanish Match, when King James was trying to arrange a marriage between his son Prince Charles and the Infanta of Spain in order to collect a large dowery and relieve his debt problems, in the face of staunch opposition from the Protestant-controlled House of Commons.
Transfers: It includes domestic and foreign remittances received, zakat/usher received, pensions, money received from benevolent and provident fund, committees received, gift assistance and cash received from inheritance and dowery.
Trying not to disappoint his father (who strongly wanted him to be a great famous successful lawyer) but on the other side being powerfully attracted by philosophy and literature Maiorescu finds the middle way and returns to his country with 2 PhD licenses: one in Law (he obtained it on November 28th in Paris, his thesis Du regime dotal--On Dowery Law, expressing the author's interest for the domestic affairs in this field) and one in Philology and Philosophy at Sorbonne.
Winner Mark Dowery fished Method feeder between the islands with dead maggot on the hook from peg 55 and tempted two good carp plus bream for a fine 58-10-0 bag, which put him well clear.
The way the two women, who founded Mantuleasa Church, on the land given to Stanca as dowery, remained in history--Maria as the strong woman who was probably in control and Stanca as the weak one, always being in the shadows--intrigued Rasuceanu and made her question the mechanisms of an age in which the widow would not enjoy the comfort and the protection of the family, but would be subjected to all sorts of abuses.
She hoped her cousin could convince her father to reduce the dowery and the cost of wedding because he could not afford to pay all these costs.