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bride price

noun
1.
(in some nonindustrial societies) the money or goods given to the family of a bride by the bridegroom or his family.
Also, bride-price.
Also called bridewealth
[brahyd-welth] /ˈbraɪdˌwɛlθ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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British Dictionary definitions for bride-wealth

bride price

noun
1.
(in some societies) money, property, or services given by a bridegroom to the kinsmen of his bride in order to establish his rights over the woman
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