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maritage

/ˈmærɪtɪdʒ/
noun (feudal history)
1.
the right of a lord to choose the spouses of his wards
2.
a sum paid to a lord in lieu of his exercising this right
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin marītāgium, a Latinized form of French mariage marriage
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