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[in-ter-mar-ij, in-ter-mar-ij]
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  1. marriage between people of different religions, tribes, castes, ethnicities, or racial groups, as between a white person and a black person or between a Christian and a Muslim.
  2. marriage between people of different social classes.
  3. marriage within a specific social or cultural group, as required by custom or law; endogamy.
  4. marriage between people belonging to the same small group, especially if they are close blood relatives.
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Origin of intermarriage

First recorded in 1570–80; inter- + marriage
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Word Origin and History for intermarriage


1570s, from inter- + marriage.

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