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group marriage

Definition of Group Marriage

(noun) Four or more individuals in a marriage with at least two men and two women.

Group Marriage Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ɡrup ˈmɛrɪdʒ/
    • British English
      • /ɡruːp ˈmarɪdʒ/
  • Syllabification: (group mar·riage)

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Works Consulted

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 5th ed. 2011. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Hughes, Michael, and Carolyn J. Kroehler. 2011. Sociology: The Core. 10th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Kimmel, Michael S., and Amy Aronson. 2012. Sociology Now. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Merriam-Webster. (N.d.) Merriam-Webster Dictionary. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/).

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).

Cite the Definition of Group Marriage

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “group marriage.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 26, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/group-marriage/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

group marriage. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/group-marriage/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “group marriage.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 26, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/group-marriage/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“group marriage.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 26 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/group-marriage/>.