from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to or of the nature of exogamy; characterized by exogamy; practising exogamy.
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- adjective Relating to exogamy; marrying outside of the limits of one's own tribe; -- opposed to
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- adjective biology, marriage Of or relating to
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- adjective characterized by or fit for fertilization by a flower that is not closely related
- adjective pertaining to or characterized by the custom of marrying only outside the limits of a clan or tribe
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These are called exogamous groups or clans, and their name among the higher castes is _gotra_.
An exogamous Jewish man, however, must either have had his spouse convert prior to the birth of their children or have seen to it that the children themselves were formally converted for them to be considered Jewish by the overwhelming majority of Jews.
The copusins are thus the closest exogamous partners.
An important social characteristic of the early Jewish Berlin salon circles was their tendency to exogamous and hypergamous marriages, their contribution to social mobility by providing marriage connections of beautiful, rich and/or clever young ladies with young men outside their own social circle, often with men of the aristocracy.
In most societies that practice cousin marriage, it is exogamous, i.e. outside the lineage or family.
Hertz has introduced social statistics and important sociological categories like “exogamous” and “hypergamous” marriages into the research on Berlin salons.
As a result of patrilocal, clan-exogamous marriage, every community traditionally contained a mix of women from different places, who usually arrived at their vukatini knowing few people other than their husband.
Written, oral, and clay sources indicate that women's pots have tended to travel great distances along networks of exchange, migration, visiting, and exogamous marriage; these clay wares have also shown a remarkable capacity for outlasting their creators.
So Palaeolithic man may have ridden his simple bicycle of chipped flint in pursuit of his exogamous affinity.
The novel's odd, endogamous gift economy disappears along with Alphonse Frankenstein, to be replaced by this thoroughly proper, exogamous transaction.