mésalliance

noun
més·​al·​liance | \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

First Known Use of mésalliance

1782, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mésalliance

French, from més- mis- + alliance

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