Definition of mohar in English:

mohar

noun

Judaism
  • Among the people of ancient Israel and Oriental Jews: the marriage payment made by a bridegroom either to his bride or to the bride's father, originally intended to be used in purchasing goods for the newly-weds and in securing the future financial independence of the bride.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Hebrew mōhar, cognate with Arabic mahr.

Pronunciation

mohar

/ˈməʊhɑː/