marriage or cohabitation between two people from different racial groups, especially, in the U.S., between a black person and a white person:
In 1968 the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that state laws prohibiting miscegenation were unconstitutional.
sexual relations between two people from different racial backgrounds that results in the conception of a mixed-race child.
In both intent and application, the anti-miscegenation laws were about race, not marriage.
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But strict British anti-miscegenation laws limited their opportunities for finding a spouse.
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interbreeding of races, esp where differences of pigmentation are involved
“interbreeding of races,” 1864, coined irregularly in American English from Latin miscere “to mix” (see mix (v.)) + genus “race” (see genus).
miscegenation mis·ceg·e·na·tion (mĭ-sěj’ə-nā’shən, mĭs’ĭ-jə-)
Marriage or sexual relations between individuals of different races.
of or relating to certain substances capable of arresting the process of cell division. any such substance, as certain drugs used to destroy cancer cells.
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of, like, or pertaining to a or . characterized by or favoring . Historical Examples There he learnt the anti-monarchical turn which things had taken in France. A Short History of French Literature George Saintsbury The leanings and connexions of the family were Puritan and anti-monarchical. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7 Various […]
a state or nation in which the supreme power is actually or nominally lodged in a monarch. Compare , . supreme power or sovereignty held by a single person. Contemporary Examples A group of anti-monarchy protestors gathered in Montreal to heckle the young royals, holding up signs reading “Royal Parasites.” Will and Kate’s Excellent Adventure […]