bride-wealth

bride price

noun
(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] .


Origin:
1875–80

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bride price or bride wealth
 
n
(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
 
bride wealth or bride wealth
 
n

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