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dower house

noun, British
1.
the dwelling that is intended for or occupied by the widowed mother of the owner of an ancestral estate.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
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dower house

noun
1.
a house set apart for the use of a widow, often on her deceased husband's estate
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