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.
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.
In "The Danish Pastry," Leslee Larsen, the princess from Denmark, runs away when she learns of her pre-arranged marriage.