DOWRY By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 Found in some cultures where money or assets are given to the groom or his family by the bride and her family. Compare bride price. DOWRY: "Lyn's family gave Joe's family a dowry on marriage." Related Psychology Terms BRIDE PRICE BRIDE PRICE FAMILY PATTERN PRICE-QUALITY RELATIONSHIP BLENDED FAMILY ETHNOGRAPHY BASIC PERSONALITY FAMILISM SIMPLE STEPFAMILY NUCLEAR FAMILY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DOWRY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/dowry/ (accessed April 18, 2021).