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maritage (ˈmærɪtɪdʒ)
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
[C16: from Medieval Latin marītāgium, a Latinized form of French mariage marriage]

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