endogamous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj endogamous pertaining to or characterized by the custom of marrying only within the limits of a clan or tribe
    • adj endogamous characterized by or fit for fertilization by pollen from another flower of the same kind
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Endogamous Marrying within the same tribe; -- opposed to exogamous.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • endogamous Marrying, or pertaining to the custom of marrying, within the tribe or group; pertaining to, practising, or characterized by endogamy: opposed to exogamous.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Endo-, + Gr. marriage

Usage

In literature:

The evidence does not show, however, that it was endogamous.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India--Volume I (of IV)" by R.V. Russell
The caste has numerous endogamous groups, varying in different localities.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
The caste have at present no endogamous divisions and still admit members of other castes with the exception of the very lowest.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
But in the first place, this assertion of an endogamous gens must be proven.
"The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State" by Frederick Engels
The local tribe is neither exogamous nor endogamous, any more than is an English county.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2" by Various
These are probably in course of becoming endogamous.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
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