Definition of Sororate Marriage
(noun) The custom of a man marrying his wife’s sister if his wife dies.
Sororate Marriage Pronunciation
Syllabification: so·ror·ate mar·riage
- American English – /suhr-rOR-uht mAIR-ij/
- British English – /suh-rOr-it mAr-ij/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English: /sɚˈɹɔrət ˈmɛrɪdʒ/
- British English: /səˈɹɒɹɪt ˈmæɹɪdʒ/
- Plural: sororate marriages
- A type of marriage.
- Sororate marriage is the opposite of levirate marriage.
- Also called sororate.
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Cite the Definition of Sororate Marriage
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “sororate marriage.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 5, 2023 (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 June 5, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/sororate-marriage/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“sororate marriage.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 5 Jun. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/sororate-marriage/>.