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exogamy

Definition of Exogamy

(noun) The practice of marrying outside a specific group such as a clan or tribe, as determined by choice, custom, or law.

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Syllabification: ex·og·a·my

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International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ɛkˈsɑɡəmi/
  • British English – /ɛkˈsɒɡəmi/

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Cite the Definition of Exogamy

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “exogamy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 14, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/exogamy/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

exogamy. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/exogamy/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “exogamy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 14, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/exogamy/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“exogamy.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 14 Nov. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/exogamy/>.