1. marriage to a person belonging to a tribe or group other than your own as required by custom or law
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How To Use exogamy In A Sentence

  • To put it in technical language, the succession to the kingship at Rome and probably in Latium generally would seem to have been determined by certain rules which have moulded early society in many parts of the world, namely exogamy, beena marriage, and female kinship or mother-kin. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion
  • Natural selection has determined that exogamy produces fitter progeny than endogamy. The Kempton-Wace Letters
  • For two millennia, exogamy was a major transgression for Jews.
  • For two millennia, exogamy was a major transgression for Jews.
  • Female exogamy means that apes are largely devoid of mechanisms for females to build coalitions of relatives.
  • Furthermore, exogamy (or archaically ‘new blood’), mating outside the close kin group is favored for increasing genetic diversity, preventing inbreeding. The Volokh Conspiracy » Interracial Marriage Rates Going Up
  • Indeed, exogamy and virilocal residence norms made tattooing arguably even more important for a woman after marriage, when peer pressure from fellow girls she had known probably since birth was replaced by the discomfort of newcomer status and the need to forge affective bonds beyond the precarious circle of her in-laws. Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique
  • Social mechanisms like marriage and exogamy ensured that individual bands, tribes, or clans operated within systems that extended over vast distances.
  • At this stage of development there was quite generally though not universally prevalent the custom of "exogamy," by which a man was forbidden to marry a woman of his own clan. The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2) with some account of Ancient America and the Spanish Conquest
  • The practice of clan exogamy - or marriage outside of the clan or group - is typical, however, of almost all ethnic groups.
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