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exogamy


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exogamy  \Ex*og"a*my\,  n. 
  The  custom,  or  tribal  law,  which  prohibits  marriage  between 
  members  of  the  same  tribe;  marriage  outside  of  the  tribe;  -- 
  opposed  to  endogamy.  --Lubbock. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exogamy 
  n  :  marriage  to  a  person  belonging  to  a  tribe  or  group  other 
  than  your  own  as  required  by  custom  or  law  [syn:  {intermarriage}] 




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