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hypergamy, hypergamous
1. A term used to denote the custom that forbids the marriage of a woman into a group of lower standing than her own.
2. Any marriage with a partner of higher social standing.
3. A custom in some societies that requires a woman to marry a man of a higher social class than the one to which she belongs.
This entry is located in the following units: gamo-, gam-, -gamy, -gamous + (page 5) hyper-, hyp- (page 8)