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marriage system

Definition of Marriage System

(noun) The rules and processes by which an individual enters into marriage with one or more other individuals.

Types of Marriage System

Marriage System Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈmɛrɪdʒ ˈsɪstᵻm/
    • British English
      • /ˈmarɪdʒ ˈsɪstᵻm/
  • Syllabification: (mar·riage sys·tem)

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Cite the Definition of Marriage System

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “marriage system.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 22, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/marriage-system/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “marriage system.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 22, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/marriage-system/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“marriage system.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 22 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/marriage-system/>.