Meaning of arranged marriage in English:

arranged marriage

Pronunciation

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noun

  • A marriage planned and agreed by the families or guardians of the couple concerned.

    ‘We shared our views on the merits of arranged marriages versus love marriages.’
    • ‘It was indeed mentally invigorating to enter into a debate on arranged marriages versus love marriages.’
    • ‘Her family apparently informed her they had agreed to the arranged marriage.’
    • ‘He did not condemn the arranged marriages that our royal family go in for, or those marriages of the upper classes that make sure the inheritance stays in the right hands.’
    • ‘Both traditional arranged marriages and modern marriages involve the lobola, or bride-price.’
    • ‘Divorce among Lebanese Americans is less common in arranged marriages than in marriages based on love.’
    • ‘A young Asian mother who went along with an arranged marriage to keep her family happy took her own life after years of depression.’
    • ‘I think there's a world of difference between an arranged marriage and a forced marriage.’
    • ‘In the space of only a generation, the family had gone from the world of oxen and arranged marriages to the world of cell phones and multicultural love matches.’
    • ‘Even in societies with arranged marriages, relatives of the couple do the arranging.’
    • ‘In arranged marriages, as in traditional western love marriages, both parties ultimately have the right to say no.’
    • ‘In India arranged marriages are very much the norm, and the joint family, where a man and a woman live intimately with his extended family, is still a powerful institution.’
    • ‘In arranged marriages, contact may be initiated by the couple, followed by negotiation between the two families.’
    • ‘Among many members of the community, arranged marriages as a means of cementing family alliances are the norm.’
    • ‘They reacted by urging the researchers not to confuse forced marriages with the traditional practice of arranged marriages.’