Definitions

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  • noun Act or practice of seeking a spouse of lower socioeconomic status, or caste status than oneself.

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Examples

  • But I can promise you that I never meant to suggest any romantic or marital strategy--far less anything as gross as deliberate academic hypogamy.

    Ferule & Fescue

  • Experts say that "hypergamy" (male from Dwija castes) has religious sanction while "hypogamy" (woman from upper caste) would mean the real breaking away from stratification.

    The Times of India

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