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mixed marriage

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  1. a marriage between persons of different racial, ethnic, or religious groups, as between a black person and a white person or between a Christian and a Jew.
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Origin of mixed marriage

First recorded in 1690–1700
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  • The subject of it is the old question of mixed-marriage, but treated from a new aspect.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Dec. 5, 1917


British Dictionary definitions for mixed marriage

mixed marriage

  1. a marriage between persons of different races or religions
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mixed marriage in Culture

mixed marriage

Marriage between two people who come from different cultural, national, racial, ethnic, or religious backgrounds. Often, such marriages must withstand the scrutiny of both partners' families and social communities.

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