bridewealth


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bridewealth

(ˈbraɪdˌwɛlθ)
n
another term for bride price
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However, compensation rates did not vary with bride price: for example, in 1951, Howell noted that Ngok Dinka blood-wealth was fixed at twenty head of cattle while bridewealth had risen to about thirty cattle.
He showed how traditional methods of fertility control, including contraception and abortion, kept birth rates low, and how traditional social institutions such as bridewealth and slavery created incentives for women to restrict their fertility using those techniques.
Youngest daughter is always lavished with affection by her parents, and because of this, it is expected that the in-marrying husband should perform a lengthier period of bride service and pay a higher cost of bridewealth.
Remember, for example, the episode of Aphrodite's adultery; Hefestus demands the refund of the all the bridewealth ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] Od.
However, the commodification of bridewealth over the past few decades has resulted in high costs that are often prohibitive to young couples.
10) Neither bridewealth, the money used to arrange marriage, nor wergeld (or "bloodwealth"), the money presented to the family of a murder victim so as to prevent or resolve a blood-feud, is a form of payment or compensation.
Family relationships have been sustained over time through bridewealth (1) exchange and patrilineal inheritance of land (Makila, 1978; Wagner, 1975).
Marriage and Bridewealth (Ilobolo) in Contemporary Zulu Society.
16) For instance, Barker and Ricardo (2006) emphasize social stratification based on age in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, with young men having little power or access to women: women were more available to older men with control of family wealth--particularly in groups requiring the payment of bridewealth.
severed heads of people defeated in battle were described as important items of bridewealth.
Before, brides get kidnapped either because the boy's family was too poor to pay the bridewealth, or the girl's father did not consent to the marriage.
An educated daughter may bring more bridewealth, but not enough to offset expenses incurred educating her.