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sororate

[sawr-uh-reyt, sohr-] /ˈsɔr əˌreɪt, ˈsoʊr-/
noun
1.
subsequent or concurrent marriage with a wife's sister.
Origin of sororate
1905-1910
1905-10; < Latin sorōr- (stem of soror) sister + -ate3
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sororate

/ˈsɒrəˌreɪt/
noun
1.
the custom in some societies of a widower marrying his deceased wife's younger sister
Word Origin
C20: from Latin soror a sister
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