What is DOWAGER?

A widow who is endowed, or who has a jointure in lieu of dower. InEngland, this is a title or addition given to the widows of princes, dukes, earls, audother noblemen, to distinguish fDem from the wives of the heirs, who have right tobear the title. 1 Bl. Comm. 224.

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