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  1. arranged marriagenoun

    A wedding planned by someone other than the couple.


  1. Arranged marriage

    In an arranged marriage, the bride and groom are selected by a third party rather than by each other. It is especially common in royal and aristocratic families around the world. Today, arranged marriage is largely practiced in South Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia and East Asia to some extent. Other groups that practice this custom include the Unification Church. It should not be confused with the practice of forced marriage. Arranged marriages are usually seen in Indian, Southeast Asian and African cultures, especially among royalty, and are usually set up by the parents or an older family member. The match could be selected by parents, a matchmaking agent, matrimonial site, or a trusted third party. In many communities, priests or religious leaders as well as relatives or family friends play a major role in matchmaking. Arranged marriages vary in nature and in how much time elapses between meeting and engagement. In an "introduction only" arranged marriage, the parents may only introduce their son or daughter to a potential spouse. From that point on, it is up to the children to manage the relationship and make a final choice. There is no set time period. This is common in the rural parts of South America and especially in India and Pakistan. The same also occurs in Japan. This type of arranged marriage is very common in Iran under the name of khastegari.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of arranged marriage in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of arranged marriage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of arranged marriage in a Sentence

  1. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Arranged marriage is compared to death by some people. Simply because it's always painful to die when you still have unfinished business, just as it is to get married when you have no idea of your significant partner.

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Arranged marriage is literally an arrow to the heart. It pierces deep inside, but its fruits are still beautiful at the end.

  3. Salma Hayek:

    And you know when I married him, everybody said, 'Oh, it's an arranged marriage, she married him for the money. I'm like, 'yeah, whatever, b---h.' Think what you want: 15 years together, and we are strong in love.

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    (of a flowering plant) having two cotyledons in the seed
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