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bride price

A payment in the form of money, property, or other valuable asset that is made by or on behalf of a prospective husband to the bride's family in certain cultures or societies. Also called bride wealth.
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bride price


bride wealth

(Anthropology & Ethnology) (in some societies) money, property, or services given by a bridegroom to the kinsmen of his bride in order to establish his rights over the woman
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bride′ price`

or bride′-price`,

(in some nonindustrial societies) the money or goods given to the family of a bride by the bridegroom or his family.
Also called bride•wealth (brīd′welth`).
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Noun1.bride price - money or property given (in some societies) by the bridegroom to the family of his bride
gift - something acquired without compensation
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Former chief of staff at Deputy President William Ruto's office Marianne Kitany Wednesday narrated how her estranged husband, Meru Senator Mithika Linturi, visited her parents' home in Nandi for bride price negotiations.
Later when I realised that when you are married, it is when a man wakes up on his two feet, pays your bride price, takes you to church and then marries you, none of that had happened."
Tahir, who resides within Kaduna metropolis, through his Counsel, Musbahu Mustapha told the court that his client paid N90,000 to his former fiancee's parent as bride price.
The delegation also briefed the president about their activities relating to research advocacy and training, burn prevention and rehabilitation, child marriage, bride price and various laws regarding protection of women against violence which are required to be passed.
"She added that the marriage took place on November 3, 2018, and is the highest bride price that has been reported in the region.
The Ghana Alliance for Clean Cooking (Stoves) (GHACCO) has strongly advocated for the inclusion of Clean Stoves as part of Bride Price for potential marriage couples.
Them men referred to inability to pay bride price, some said they are shy to meet with girls, or parents of the girl opposed the marriage," the Ombudsman said.
Although these are expensive undertakings, comprising four celebrations namely bride price celebrations, signing ceremony, white wedding celebrations at the bride and the groom's places, parents still want their children to go this route.
Subsequent chapters investigate the role of women in the Iranian Revolution, the constitutional status of women, and the impact of policies on women in areas such as bride price, contraception, divorce, child custody, inheritance, and mandatory wearing of the hijab.
Forced marriages is something that women still experience, usually including malobolo or a bride price. Because men pay high bride prices, some of them tend to view their wives as property, and women are often subjected to physical amd emotional violence at the hands of their husbands and in laws.
The First Wife's didactic nature acknowledges that the reader may not know the nuances of bride price, polygamy, and other specific cultural practices and explains them without being too disruptive to the reader's experience, and the reader leaves with a deeper understanding of one woman's experiences after living in two different marriage models.