Part of speech: noun

Marriage between persons of different families or races, or between blood kindred.

Part of speech: verb


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Usage examples "intermarriage":

  1. Suffice it to say that they provided for intermarriage, free trade between the countries, blood- brotherhood, and other things that I have forgotten, all of which was to be ratified by Bausi taking a daughter of the Kalubi to wife, and the Kalubi taking a daughter of Bausi. - "Allan and the Holy Flower", H. Rider Haggard.
  2. Our family intermarried with them,- the portrait you saw was a daughter of their house,- and very proud was any squire in the county of intermarriage with the Fletwodes. - "Kenelm Chillingly, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  3. The law, then, against race intermarriage has a tendency to encourage and promote race intermixture, rather than to discourage and prevent it; because under existing circumstances local sentiment in our part of the country tolerates the intermixture, provided that the white husband and father does not lead to the altar in honorable wedlock the woman he may have selected as the companion of his life, and the mother of his children. - "The Facts of Reconstruction", John R. Lynch.