marriage brokerage

variants: or less commonly marriage brokage

Definition of marriage brokerage

1a : the act of negotiating or arranging a marriage contract between a man and woman in return for a consideration
b : the business of arranging such contracts
2 : the fee paid for the services of a marriage broker any contract for which is void at common law

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“Marriage brokerage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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