Definition of miscegenation
: a mixture of races; especially : marriage, cohabitation, or sexual intercourse between a white person and a member of another race
miscegenationalplay \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
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And since Virginia had an anti-miscegenation law that prohibited blacks and whites from marrying, the state claimed that this provision didn’t violate the Buchanan decision.
Music history is a history of influences, absorption, appropriation, cultural promiscuity, creative miscegenation.
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MISCEGENATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of miscegenation for English Language Learners
: sexual relations or marriage between people of two different races (such as a white person and a black person)
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