mésalliance


més·al·liance

noun \ˌmā-ˌzal-ˈyäⁿs, ˌmā-zə-ˈlī-ən(t)s\
plural mésalliances \-ˈyäⁿs(-əz), -ˈlī-ən(t)-səz\

Definition of MÉSALLIANCE

:  a marriage with a person of inferior social position

Origin of MÉSALLIANCE

French, from més- mis- + alliance
First Known Use: 1782

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