A sum of money or quantity of goods given to a bride’s family by that of the groom, especially in tribal societies: payments of bride price from the husband’s kin
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- When a man chooses a potential wife, he negotiates a bride price of money or cattle with the woman's father.
- If a husband has been unfaithful, he has to pay her family with a gift that equals the original bride price.
- A bride price is paid by the groom's family.
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