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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

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Syllabification: mar·riage sys·tem

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– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /mAIR-ij sIs-tuhm/
  • British English – /mAr-ij sIs-tim/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈmɛrɪʤ ˈsɪstəm/
  • British English – /ˈmærɪʤ ˈsɪstɪm/

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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 June 6, 2020 (http://sociologydictionary.org/marriage-system/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

marriage system. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://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 June 6, 2020. http://sociologydictionary.org/marriage-system/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“marriage system.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 6 Jun. 2020. <http://sociologydictionary.org/marriage-system/>.