noun Etymology: Middle English (Scots) tochir, from Scottish Gaelic tochar Date: 15th century chiefly Scottish 1. dowry 2 2. dowry 3

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  • Tocher — Toch er, n. [Gael. tochradh.] Dowry brought by a bride to her husband. [Scot.] Burns. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tocher — This old and rare Scottish surname is topographical from the Grampian region. It derives from Tochar , a gaelic word for a Causeway and is also found in the villages of Upper and Nether Tocher in the parish of Rayne, Aberdeenshire. The modern… …   Surnames reference

  • tocher — /tokh euhr/, Scot. and North Eng. n. 1. a dowry; marriage settlement given to the groom by the bride or her family. v.t. 2. to provide with a dowry. [1490 1500; < ScotGael tochradh; cf. MIr tochra payment made to the bride or bride s father by… …   Universalium

  • tocher — noun A dowry …   Wiktionary

  • tocher — n. dowry, bride s portion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tocher — toch·er …   English syllables

  • tocher — I. ˈtäḵər noun ( s) Etymology: Irish Gaelic tochar chiefly Scotland : marriage portion : dot II. transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) …   Useful english dictionary

  • tocher-good — noun Scotland : property given as a marriage portion * * * tochˈer good noun Property given as tocher • • • Main Entry: ↑tocher …   Useful english dictionary

  • James Tocher Bain — Infobox Person name =James Tocher Bain birth date =birth date|1906|2|26|df=y birth place =Edinburgh, Scotland death date =Death date and age|1988|12|5|1906|2|26 death place =Morrisburg, Ontario, Canada occupation =Engineer spouse = parents =… …   Wikipedia

  • Communist Party of Great Britain — Not to be confused with Communist Party of Britain. Communist Party of Great Britain Founded 1920 Dissolved 1991 Preceded by British Socialist Party Communist Unity Group South Wales Socialist Society …   Wikipedia

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