bride-price

noun
\ ˈbrīd-ˌprīs How to pronounce bride-price (audio) \

Definition of bride-price

: a payment given by or in behalf of a prospective husband to the bride's family in many cultures

First Known Use of bride-price

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Bride-price.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bride-price. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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