so·​ro·​rate sə-ˈrȯr-ət How to pronounce sororate (audio)
: the marriage of one man to two or more sisters usually successively and after the first wife has been found to be barren or after her death

Word History


Latin soror

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sororate was in 1910

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“Sororate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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