arranged marriage

[ uh-reynjd-mar-ij ]

  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

First recorded in 1835–40

Words Nearby arranged marriage Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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