Definition of Levirate Marriage
Levirate Marriage Pronunciation
Syllabification: lev·i·rate mar·riage
- American English – /lEv-uhr-ruht mAIR-ij/
- British English – /lEE-vi-rit mAr-ij/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English: /ˈlɛvɚɹət ˈmɛrɪdʒ/
- British English: /ˈliːvɪɹɪt ˈmæɹɪdʒ/
- Plural: levirate marriages
- Levirate marriage is typically found in patrilineal societies, in which it preserves descent and property rights along the male line.
- A type of marriage.
- Also called levirate.
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- Word origin of “levirate” and “marriage” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- extended family
- open marriage
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “levirate marriage.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 29, 2023 (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 29, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/levirate-marriage/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“levirate marriage.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 29 Sep. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/levirate-marriage/>.