OTHER WORDS FROM exogamyex·og·a·mous [ek-sog-uh-muhs], /ɛkˈsɒg ə məs/, ex·o·gam·ic [ek-suh-gam-ik], /ˌɛk səˈgæm ɪk/, adjective
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The tribal organization of this period was bound up with an important institution, exogamy, which originated in the totemic age.
Totemic exogamy clearly represents the earliest form of marriage restriction found in custom or law.
This form of exogamy does not appear to occur except where the divisions of the tribe are not more than two in number.
Both forms of exogamy, the unlimited and the limited, observe the same law with respect to the group affiliation of children.
Thus arises a limited exogamy with indirect maternal or paternal descent, as represented in diagram III.