arranged marriage

[ uh-reynjd-mar-ij ]

noun
  1. a marriage in which the bride and groom were chosen to marry each other by their parents or other relatives: Although arranged marriage is the cultural practice in India, it is no longer the only avenue available to young men and women.

Origin of arranged marriage

1
First recorded in 1835–40

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