mixed marriage


noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for mixed marriage

mixed marriage

noun

a marriage between persons of different races or religions
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Cultural definitions for mixed marriage

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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