inter marriage

intermarriage

[in-ter-mar-ij, in-ter-mar-ij]
noun
1.
marriage between people of different races, religions, tribes, castes, or ethnic groups, as between a white and a black or between a Christian and a non-Christian.
2.
marriage between people of different social classes.
3.
marriage within a specific social or cultural group, as required by custom or law; endogamy.
4.
marriage between people belonging to the same small group, especially if they are close blood relatives.

Origin:
1570–80; inter- + marriage

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intermarriage

noun
1. marriage to a person belonging to a tribe or group other than your own as required by custom or law [syn: exogamy] [ant: endogamy
2. marriage within one's own tribe or group as required by custom or law [syn: endogamy] [ant: exogamy
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