Definitions for: Exogamy


[n] marriage to a person belonging to a tribe or group other than your own as required by custom or law



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: intermarriage

See Also: marriage, matrimony, union, wedlock

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