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bride price

or bride-price

noun
  1. (in some nonindustrial societies) the money or goods given to the family of a bride by the bridegroom or his family.
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Origin of bride price

First recorded in 1875–80
Also called bride·wealth [brahyd-welth] /ˈbraɪdˌwɛlθ/.
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bride price

bride wealth

noun
  1. (in some societies) money, property, or services given by a bridegroom to the kinsmen of his bride in order to establish his rights over the woman
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