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dowry

(noun) The transfer of money or property to a woman’s husband when she gets married, typically given by her parents.

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dramaturgical analysis

(noun) Erving Goffman’s (1922–1982) approach to analyzing social interactions using the metaphor of a theatrical performance, viewing a social situation as a scene and people as actors who strategically present themselves to impress others.

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duolocal residence

(noun) When a married couple live at separate locations and typically only come together to conceive children.

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dyad

(noun) A group of two.

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dynamic equilibrium

(noun) A stable condition in a healthy society due to all components working well together.

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dysfunction

(noun) Any action or behavior that has negative consequences for a group or society; an effect of structures that fosters social instability