bride price

or bride-price


noun

(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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Also called bride·wealth [brahyd-welth]. /ˈbraɪdˌwɛlθ/.

Origin of bride price

First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for bride price

bride price

bride wealth


noun

(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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