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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In earlier times, when arranged marriages were taking place, there was still an opportunity for either gender to decide on their partner.
THERE is no hard evidence that arranged marriages work better than when the young people find themselves a wife or husband.
TOO many arranged marriages are going wrong and ending in tragedy, a city MP has warned.
Environment Minister Phil Woolas said there was a problem with Muslims having children with cousins through arranged marriages.
MINISTERS are set to ban teenage brides entering Britain after arranged marriages.
In arranged marriages the families of both spouses take a leading role in arranging the marriage but the choice whether to accept the arrangement remains with the individuals.
An anti-immigration pressure group has been compared to "Nazis" by a Birmingham MP after it called for strict limits on arranged marriages.
I think I was a bit more radical than he was and it's always been harder for daughters than sons in arranged marriages.
But details of Bombay weddings, arranged marriages, Indian family dynamics, and Indian matrimonial Web sites give this romp an added dimension.
That love poetry fairly twitched with the tensions of a society built on arranged marriages of convenience should cause no surprise; but it is startling to see the adulatory and fretful language of lov e lyrics reappear so exactly in the laments of clients snubbed by their patrons, or in petitions addressed to virgin saints.
HOME Secretary David Blunkett has been criticised for saying Asians should make arranged marriages within the UK rather than jetting in candidates from the Indian subcontinent.
They argue that arranged marriages between strangers and a tradition of 'carnal restraint' lowered coital frequency; and this along with prolonged breastfeeding lengthened birth intervals.