exogamous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj exogamous pertaining to or characterized by the custom of marrying only outside the limits of a clan or tribe
    • adj exogamous characterized by or fit for fertilization by a flower that is not closely related
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Exogamous Relating to exogamy; marrying outside of the limits of one's own tribe; -- opposed to endogenous.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • exogamous Pertaining to or of the nature of exogamy; characterized by exogamy; practising exogamy.
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

So Palaeolithic man may have ridden his simple bicycle of chipped flint in pursuit of his exogamous affinity.
"The Wheels of Chance" by H. G. Wells
Moreover, even among the Arunta, certain totems greatly preponderate in each of the two exogamous intermarrying divisions of the tribe.
"The Euahlayi Tribe" by K. Langloh Parker
They are exogamous; no man will marry a woman having the same clan-name with himself.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
Each subcaste has a number of exogamous septs or clans which serve as a table of affinities in regulating marriage.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
It will be necessary, therefore, to deal with the two principal signs of alleged Arunta progress, male descent and the exogamous classes.
"Folklore as an Historical Science" by George Laurence Gomme
The caste have exogamous sections, which are of the usual low-caste type, with titular or totemistic names.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
If a group is exogamic, the women in it were born abroad somewhere.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
However, comparison of the known exogamous systems points to a two-group arrangement as that from which the existing forms have come.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
If a group is exogamic, the women in it were born abroad somewhere.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Even among exogamous races, there is a limit which must not be passed.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
They were further divided into seven exogamous clans.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
The tribes are divided into exogamous totem clans.
"The Position of Woman in Primitive Society" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
According to the latter, exogamous tribes can choose their women only from other tribes.
"The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State" by Frederick Engels
They are exogamous; no man will marry a woman having the same clan-name with himself.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
The tribes are divided into numerous small clans which are exogamous.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
A division of the community into two exogamous groups is very widely spread, no intermarriage being permitted within the group.
"Man, Past and Present" by Agustus Henry Keane
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
Each of these marriage groups is exogamous and includes a majority of totem groups.
"Totem and Taboo" by Sigmund Freud
It is upon this complex situation of the woman that the exogamic restrictions depend.
"The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life" by Emile Durkheim
The Gandas have exogamous groups or septs of the usual low-caste type, named after plants, animals or other inanimate objects.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
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In science:

This is so, since transport of exogamous c- and ¯c-partners is likely to be necessary to make their coalescence possible.
Predictions for the LHC heavy ion programme
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