American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Anthropology Marriage within a particular group in accordance with custom or law.
- n. Botany Fertilization resulting from pollination among flowers of the same plant.
- n. Biology Reproduction by the fusion of gametes of similar ancestry.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Marriage within the tribe: a custom among some savage peoples: opposed to exogamy.
- n. In botany, the fusion or coalescence of two or more female gametes.
- n. The practice of marrying or requiring to marry within one’s own ethnic, religious, or social group.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Marriage only within the tribe; a custom restricting a man in his choice of a wife to the tribe to which he belongs; -- opposed to
- n. marriage within one's own tribe or group as required by custom or law
- endo- + -gamy (Wiktionary)
“There is no evidence of the practice of endogamy which is so widespread among the Oceanic peoples.”
“In sociological terms, marrying within one’s ethnic or religious group is called endogamy, while marrying outside is exogamy.”
“Natural selection has determined that exogamy produces fitter progeny than endogamy.”
“Traditionally, Huaorani families engage in endogamy -- especially cross-cousin marriages.”
“But we can get around that (using words like endogamy and homophily).”
“Seeing their crushes being swept away from them, a trio of girls, Leah Goldstein, Rebecca Goldman and Abby Goldberg goKabbalistic on the competition by creating a golem out of Playdohtomete out justice in the name of endogamy.”
“Thus endogamy, rather than being used to create or sustain a narrow elite, was instead a component of a more general settler identity that embraced landed gentry, middling stock farmers, and households of modest means.”
“Exogamous unions with newly-arrived immigrants, with locally-born settlers from previously unrelated families (including free blacks), and with manumitted slaves coexisted with endogamy, suggesting that parents and/or cohorts of siblings sought to reinforce existing connections and to make new alliances in every generation.”
“The prevalence of familial endogamy evident in the second and third generations of van Heerden marriages was more common.”
“Kin networks, endogamy, and repeated affinal marriages were evident by the second generation, establishing patterns that persisted throughout the eighteenth century.”
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