intermarriage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n intermarriage marriage within one's own tribe or group as required by custom or law
    • n intermarriage marriage to a person belonging to a tribe or group other than your own as required by custom or law
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Intermarriage Connection by marriage; reciprocal marriage; giving and taking in marriage, as between two families, tribes, races, castes, or nations.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n intermarriage Marriage contracted between members of two families, classes, tribes, or races; connection or relation by virtue of such marriage: as, the estates of the families were united by intermarriage.
    • n intermarriage Consanguineous marriage; marriage between persons nearly related by blood.
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Usage

In literature:

Intermarriage, though permitted by law in the British Colonies, is extremely rare, and illicit unions are uncommon.
"Impressions of South Africa" by James Bryce
The intermarriages appear to follow the national stock percentages in the population.
"The Fair Play Settlers of the West Branch Valley, 1769-1784" by George D. Wolf
The Bagers live very much apart from the great African tribes, and keep up their race by intermarriage.
"Captain Canot" by Brantz Mayer
Blood gone thin from too much intermarriage.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
The intermarriage of slave and free was still forbidden.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Such an attitude is presupposed in the myths of intermarriage between beasts and men.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
The first and the most important is intermarriage within the caste.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
Through the intermarriage of children a family might own several of these strips of land, often miles from each other.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
Amalgamation is a biological process, the fusion of races by interbreeding and intermarriage.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
There have been a few cases of intermarriage between the two races, but unions of this nature are not looked on with any favour by either.
"The Empire of the East" by H. B. Montgomery
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In news:

An Intermarriage Before Its Time.
Of all newlywed couples in the United States in 2010, 15 percent were intermarriages.
Here are the states with highest and lowest percentages of intermarriages as part of all new marriages statewide, 2008 to 2010, compared with the District, Maryland and Virginia.
In the arcane world of inter-Jewish relations we step back about a hundred years when marriage between an Ashkenazi Jew and a Sephardic Jew was termed, not always jokingly, an intermarriage .
Native American Intermarriage Puts Benefits At Risk.
Jewish Intermarriage May 4, 2007 Episode no 1036.
In response to the recent interview with Rabbi Gerald Zelizer (New Jersey Q & A, "The Struggle to Prevent Intermarriage ").
EGON MAYER, professor of sociology at Brooklyn College, is widely regarded as the nation's leading expert on the growing phenomenon of Jewish-Christian intermarriage .
Re your Oct 18 article, all sides agree that if a conversion to Judaism occurs before marriage, there is a Jewish marriage, not an intermarriage.
Commentary Is Afraid of Virginia Woolf (and Intermarriage).
Now that consensus seems to be emerging that intermarriage does not equal assimilation/demographic disaster, is the latest conventional wisdom that it causes one to turn against Israel.
Whites', blacks' rate of intermarriage rising.
Black men and Asian women have highest rates of intermarriage.
Philanthropist Edgar M Bronfman speaks about Jewish intermarriage, cultural Judaism and the advice he would give Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Intermarriage, Assimilation Are Not Interchangeable.
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