arranged marriage

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arranged marriage

A marriage arranged by someone other than the couple, which essentially eliminates courtship. They are most common in Hindu and Muslim countries.
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Parry submitted Chapter ten of her novella, The Danish Pastry, which is about a princess from Denmark who runs away when she learns of her father's pre-arranged marriage plans for her.
Narayan also told the jury that she suffered from domestic abuse over the period of their pre-arranged marriage which lasted for 24-years.
Miss Karwail a shorthand tyupist at Walsall Police Station, left her family home in Bernard Street, Walsall recently after a row over a pre-arranged marriage.
David Robinson, who with his wife of a traditional tribal pre-arranged marriage and seven children live happily in Tanzania, compares what he's doing to his father's former team.
Shereen Ibrahim's Juliet lacks conviction in her yearning for sexual awakening, but later gathers just about enough gusto to mount a headstrong challenge to parental will for another, pre-arranged marriage to a monied aristocrat.