Smithfield bargain

noun
variants: or less commonly Smithfield match

Definition of Smithfield bargain

: a marriage of convenience in which the size of the marriage settlement is the determining factor

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History and Etymology for Smithfield bargain

from Smithfield, area in London, England where fairs were formerly held

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“Smithfield bargain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Smithfield%20bargain. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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