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intermarriage

[in-ter-mar-ij, in-ter-mar-ij] /ˌɪn tərˈmær ɪdʒ, ˈɪn tərˌmær ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
marriage between people of different religions, tribes, castes, ethnicities, or racial groups, as between a white person and a black person or between a Christian and a Muslim.
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
1570-1580
1570-80; inter- + marriage
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Word Origin and History for inter marriage

intermarriage

n.

1570s, from inter- + marriage.

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