exogamous

ADJECTIVE
  1. pertaining to or characterized by the custom of marrying only outside the limits of a clan or tribe
  2. characterized by or fit for fertilization by a flower that is not closely related
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How To Use exogamous In A Sentence

  • Whether in tribal societies or in great empires of ancient civilization, exogamous alliance is always important means to strengthen the statues of a social group.
  • In a word, the matter appears simple and natural as soon as we abandon the extraordinary conception of the endogamous Roman gens and regard it, with Morgan, as originally exogamous.
  • This is suggestive of a patrilocal, exogamous marriage pattern consistent with documented historic Algonquian practices in the region.
  • As a result of patrilocal, clan-exogamous marriage, every community traditionally contained a mix of women from different places, who usually arrived at their vukatini knowing few people other than their husband. Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique
  • Here the whole tribe is divided into two great exogamous classes or moieties , Kroki and Kumite.
  • In a word, the matter appears simple and natural as soon as we abandon the extraordinary conception of the endogamous Roman gens and regard it, with Morgan, as originally exogamous.
  • Rajputana the valleys of streams might be expected to be the only favourable tracts for settlement, and the name perhaps therefore is a record of the process by which the colonies of Minas in these isolated patches of culturable land developed into exogamous clans marrying with each other. The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV Kumhar-Yemkala
  • Rural communities were exogamous, patrilocal, and patriarchal, with newly married women subservient in the families of their husbands until they had borne sons.
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