[ sawr-uh-reyt, sohr- ]
/ ˈsɔr əˌreɪt, ˈsoʊr- /
subsequent or concurrent marriage with a wife's sister.
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Example sentences from the Web for sororate
Most marriage was by purchase; the levirate and sororate were common.California Athabascan Groups|Martin A. Baumhoff
British Dictionary definitions for sororate
/ (ˈsɒrəˌreɪt) /
the custom in some societies of a widower marrying his deceased wife's younger sister
Word Origin for sororate
C20: from Latin soror a sister
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