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Widow

A woman whose husband has died. In many countries, widows are eligible for certain state benefits. Widows generally receive at least a portion of their husband's pension or other retirement plan. Likewise, a man whose wife has died is called a widower.

Widow

A woman who has not remarried following the death of her husband.
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London: Scottish Widows and Lloyds Banking Group's Wealth businesses will review their asset management arrangements.
Summary: New Delhi [India], November 21 (ANI): The Defence Ministry on Tuesday announced that the widows of gallantry award winners would continue to receive their allowance even after remarriage.
Mozammel Haque said the widows of Sohagpur village who are yet to get certificates for war heroines, can apply.
ISLAMABAD -- International Widows Day marked on Friday (June, 23) across the globe to address poverty and injustice faced by widows and their children in many countries.
ISLAMABAD -- International Widows Day will be marked on Friday (June 23) across the globe to address poverty and injustice faced by widows and their children in many countries.
In observance of the upcoming International Widows' Day, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) - Mimaropa reported that the region has a sizable number of poor widows and widowers.
Some widows and loved ones of 44 elite policemen who were killed in an operation to get international terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir, alias 'Marwan,' had come to Malacanang on the eve of the second anniversary of the policemen's deaths expecting answers.
With help from fellow avenger Tony Stark (aka Iron Man), the Widows travel through Brazil to find the culprit behind the assault, whom they believe is connected (again) to the Red Room.
Some really interesting research from Italy on widows makes me return to the subject, if only because the three million widows in England and Wales will be intrigued to hear about it.
Considering the level of respect with which widows are customarily treated in most contemporary cultures, it might be difficult for us to appreciate the difficult lot of widows in the ancient world.
False widows are believed to have arrived in the UK for the first time in the 19th century, with their population thought to be on the rise here.
That, at each strike, the females led by the dead man's widow or widows would burst out into wailing.