- marriage between people of different religions, tribes, castes, ethnicities, or racial groups, as between a white person and a black person or between a Christian and a Muslim.
- marriage between people of different social classes.
- marriage within a specific social or cultural group, as required by custom or law; endogamy.
- marriage between people belonging to the same small group, especially if they are close blood relatives.
Origin of intermarriage
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Examples from the Web for intermarriage
The 1990 National Jewish Population Survey reported an intermarriage rate of 52 percent among American Jews.Why Jews Should Stop Worrying About Intermarriage
June 19, 2013
The impact of intermarriage on Jewish engagement is generally negative but especially negative upon attachment to Israel.Lost That Loving Feeling?
Steven M. Cohen
October 31, 2012
Worse, the children of intermarried Jews have a 76% intermarriage rate.
Intermarriage excludes tens of thousands of children from the Jewish people every year.
For their part, many Reform Jews believe that they have addressed the intermarriage problem.
If we associate with them familiarly, the natural result will be intermarriage.The Negro and the Nation
George S. Merriam
The first and the most important is intermarriage within the caste.India, Its Life and Thought
John P. Jones
Between the two classes there is neither interdining nor intermarriage.
These religious distinctions are no bar to intermarriage and interdining.
The three families were perhaps closely connected by intermarriage.Pompeii, Its Life and Art
Word Origin and History for intermarriage
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