Home > S Words > sororate marriage

sororate marriage

Definition of Sororate Marriage

(noun) The custom of a man marrying his wife’s sister if his wife dies.

Sororate Marriage Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /sɒˈrɔːrət ˈmɛrɪdʒ/
    • British English
      • /sɒˈrɔːrət ˈmarɪdʒ/
  • Syllabification: (so·ror·ate mar·riage)

Usage Notes

Additional Information

Related Terms


Cite the Definition of Sororate Marriage

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “sororate marriage.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 17, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/sororate-marriage/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “sororate marriage.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 17, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/sororate-marriage/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“sororate marriage.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 17 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/sororate-marriage/>.