Definition of endogamy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//enˈdɒɡəmi//
; NAmE NAmE//enˈdɑːɡəmi//
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the custom of marrying only people from your local community compare exogamy Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from endo- ‘within’ + Greek gamos ‘marriage’, on the pattern of polygamy.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: endogamy