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Meaning of intermarriage

in•ter•mar•riage

Pronunciation: (in"tur-mar'ij, in'tur-mar"ij), [key]
— n.
  1. marriage between a man and woman of different races, religions, tribes, castes, or ethnic groups, as between a white and a black or between a Christian and a non-Christian.
  2. marriage between a man and woman of different social classes.
  3. marriage between a man and woman within a specific group, as required by custom or law; endogamy.
  4. marriage between a man and woman belonging to the same small group, esp. if they are close blood relatives.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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