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dowry

mohar; i.e., price paid for a wife, Genesis 34:12; Ex. 22:17; 1 Sam. 18:25), a nuptial present; some gift, as a sum of money, which the bridegroom offers to the father of his bride as a satisfaction before he can receive her

Jacob had no dowry to give for his wife, but he gave his services (Genesis 29:18; 30:20; 34:12).