Definition of Hypergamy

1. Noun. Act or practice of seeking a spouse of higher socioeconomic status, or caste status than oneself. ¹



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Definition of Hypergamy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypergamy

hyperforeignisms
hyperfractionation
hyperfructosaemia
hyperfullerene
hyperfullerenes
hyperfunction
hyperfunctional
hyperfunctional occlusion
hyperfunctions
hyperfusion
hypergalactosis
hypergamies
hypergammaglobulinaemia
hypergamous
hypergamously
hypergamy (current term)
hyperganglionosis
hypergasia
hypergelast
hypergelasts
hypergenesis
hypergenetic
hypergenic teratosis
hypergentrification
hypergeometric
hypergeometric distribution
hypergeometric function
hypergeometric functions
hypergeometric series

Literary usage of Hypergamy

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1. Census of India, 1901 by India Census Commissioner, Sir Herbert Hope Risley (1903)
"In fact, however, the field of selection is greatly restricted by the operation of the laws of isogamy and hypergamy. In a society so organised as to give ..."

2. The History of Human Marriage by Edward Westermarck (1922)
"The Rajputs, who are much addicted to hypergamy, are by no means in the front ... On the whole, therefore, it cannot be said that hypergamy leads to early ..."

3. Man by Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (1903)
"Special attention may be drawn to his remarks on the prevalence of hypergamy and the deductions to be drawn from it (Chap. VIII., 37, 38, 39). ..."

4. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1908)
"The social conditions to which I refer are the group of causes that lead to female hypergamy, that is to the rule that girls must marry above them, ..."

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