- (in some nonindustrial societies) the money or goods given to the family of a bride by the bridegroom or his family.
Origin of bride price
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But when the parents of the bride are poor they receive a bride-price of Rs.
No bride-price is paid, and the remarriage of widows is forbidden.
To this fact is said to be due the high rate at which the bride-price is fixed.
On a subsequent day, a small sum of money is paid as the bride-price.
The fine for adultery may have been the equivalent of the bride-price paid by the bridegroom.The World of Homer
- (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