Bride-price



(in some nonindustrial societies) the money or goods given to the family of a bride by the bridegroom or his family.
Historical Examples

The Truth About Woman C. Gasquoine Hartley
The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India R. V. Russell
Homer and His Age Andrew Lang
The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India R. V. Russell
The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India – Volume IV of IV R.V. Russell
The World of Homer Andrew Lang
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 Various
The World of Homer Andrew Lang
Castes and Tribes of Southern India Edgar Thurston
Castes and Tribes of Southern India Edgar Thurston

noun
(in some societies) money, property, or services given by a bridegroom to the kinsmen of his bride in order to establish his rights over the woman

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