misalliance

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noun mis·al·li·ance \ˌmi-sə-ˈlī-ən(t)s\

Definition of misalliance

  1. 1 :  an improper alliance

  2. 2 a :  mésalliance b :  a marriage between persons unsuited to each other

Origin and Etymology of misalliance

modification of French mésalliance


First Known Use: 1738


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