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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The custom of marriage of a man to his wife's sister or sisters, usually after the wife has died or proved sterile.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The custom of the marriage of a man to the sister of his wife, usually after the wife has died.
  • n. A marriage according to this custom.

Etymologies

From Latin soror, sister; see sororal.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin sororĀ ("sister"). (Wiktionary)

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