Definitions for mésallianceˌmeɪ zəˈlaɪ əns, -zælˈyɑ̃s; -ˈlaɪ ən sɪz, -zælˈyɑ̃s

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mé•sal•li•anceˌmeɪ zəˈlaɪ əns, -zælˈyɑ̃s; -ˈlaɪ ən sɪz, -zælˈyɑ̃s(n.)(pl.)-li•anc•es

  1. a marriage with someone who is considered socially inferior; misalliance.

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Origin of mésalliance:

1775–85; < F; see mis -1, alliance

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mesalliance(noun)

    a marriage with a person of inferior social status

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mesalliance(noun)

    a marriage with a person of inferior social position; a misalliance

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