endogamy

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endo- +‎ -gamy

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endogamy (uncountable)

  1. The practice of marrying or requiring to marry within one’s own ethnic, religious, or social group.
    • 1995, Isabel Fonseca, Bury Me Standing, Vintage 2007, p. 24:
      Far from suggesting a demoralized culture, endogamy here seemed the mark of a buoyantly confident group, settled in their skin and not needing outsiders.

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