Definitions

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  • n. Marriage with a person of inferior social position.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A marriage with a person of inferior social position; a misalliance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as misalliance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a marriage with a person of inferior social status

Etymologies

French més- ("bad") + alliance ("alliance"). (Wiktionary)

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