Definition of arranged marriage in English:

arranged marriage

Syllabification: ar·ranged mar·riage


  • 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.
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    • 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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