Definition of arranged marriage in English:

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arranged marriage

Pronunciation: /əˈrānjd ˈmerij/

noun

A marriage planned and agreed to by the families or guardians of the bride and groom, who have little or no say in the matter themselves.
Example sentences
  • We shared our views on the merits of Eastern arranged marriages versus love marriages in the West.
  • It was indeed mentally invigorating to enter into a debate on arranged marriages versus love marriages.
  • Her family apparently informed her they had agreed to the arranged marriage and that lobola of seven cattle had already been paid.

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Syllabification: ar·ranged mar·riage

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