Meaning of arranged marriage in English:

arranged marriage

Pronunciation

Translate arranged marriage into Spanish

noun

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

    ‘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.’