arranged marriage

arranged marriage
ar.ranged 'marriage
n [U and C]
a marriage in which your parents choose a husband or wife for you

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • arranged marriage — noun A match decided by the families of the bride and groom, rather than the couple themselves • • • Main Entry: ↑arrange * * * noun, pl ⋯ riages [count] : a marriage in which the husband and wife are chosen for each other by their parents * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • arranged marriage — arranged marriages N COUNT In an arranged marriage, the parents choose the person who their son or daughter will marry …   English dictionary

  • Arranged marriage — For the television series, see Arranged Marriage (TV series). For the short film, see Arranged Marriage (film). Marriage à la mode by William Hogarth: a satire on arranged marriages and prediction of ensuing disaster An arranged marriage is a… …   Wikipedia

  • arranged marriage — UK [əˌreɪndʒd ˈmærɪdʒ] / US [əˌreɪndʒd ˈmerɪdʒ] noun [countable] Word forms arranged marriage : singular arranged marriage plural arranged marriages a marriage that is arranged by the parents of the man and woman getting married, instead of the… …   English dictionary

  • arranged marriage — marriage where the couple to be married is chosen by others based on considerations besides the pre existing mutual attraction of the couple …   English contemporary dictionary

  • arranged marriage — /əreɪndʒd ˈmærɪdʒ/ (say uhraynjd marij) noun a marriage that is arranged between the families of the two people being married, often with the help of a matchmaker, and usually with the consent of the couple. Compare forced marriage, servile… …   Australian English dictionary

  • arranged marriage — ar|ranged mar|riage [ ə,reındʒd merıdʒ ] noun count a marriage that is arranged by the parents of the man and woman getting married, instead of the man and woman choosing to marry each other …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • arranged marriage — noun (C, U) a marriage in which the parents choose a husband or wife for their child: Arranged marriages are still common in the Indian community …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • arranged marriage — noun A wedding planned by someone other than the couple …   Wiktionary

  • Arranged marriage in India — Arranged marriages have the tradition in Indian society for centuries. Even today overwhelming majority of Indians in India have their marriages planned by their parents and other respected family members, with the consent of the bride and groom… …   Wikipedia

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