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sororate marriage

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EtymologyEdit

From the Latin soror "sister" + -ate and marriage.

NounEdit

sororate marriage (plural sororate marriages)

  1. A marriage in which a husband engages in marriage or sexual relations with the sister of his wife, usually after the death of his wife, or once his wife has proven infertile.

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