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bride price Syllabification: bride price

Definition of bride price in English:


[in singular]
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
More example sentences
  • 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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