beena marriage

noun
bee·​na marriage | \ ˈbē-nə- \

Definition of beena marriage

: a marriage in parts of India and Sri Lanka in which the husband enters the wife's kinship group and has little authority in the household — compare muta

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Arabic bīnah distinct, separate

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“Beena marriage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beena%20marriage. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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