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levirate marriage

Definition of Levirate Marriage

(noun) The custom of a wife marrying her husband’s brother if her husband dies.

Levirate Marriage Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈlɛvərət ˈmɛrɪdʒ/
      • /ˈlɛvəˌreɪt ˈmɛrɪdʒ/
    • British English
      • /ˈliːvɪrət ˈmarɪdʒ/
      • /ˈlɛvɪrət ˈmarɪdʒ/
  • Syllabification: (lev·i·rate mar·riage)

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Cite the Definition of Levirate Marriage

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “levirate marriage.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 18, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/levirate-marriage/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “levirate marriage.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 18, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/levirate-marriage/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“levirate marriage.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 18 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/levirate-marriage/>.