preferential mating

noun

Definition of preferential mating

: mating with a relative with whom marriage is enjoined under tribal rules — compare levirate, sororate

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“Preferential mating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preferential%20mating. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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