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The customs, rules, and obligations that establish a socially endorsed relationship between adults and children, and between the kin groups of married partners.

Marriage

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A prohibition on sexual relations between relatives.

Incest taboo

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A rule specifying that a person must marry outside of a particular group.

Exogamy

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A rule prescribing that a person marry within a particular group.

Endogamy

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Marriage between the children of a parents siblings of the opposite sex. ( mothers brother, fathers sister)

Cross-cousin marriage

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Marriage between the children of a parents same sex sibling. (Mothers sister, fathers brother.

Parallel- cousin marriage

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The custom whereby a man marries the widow of a deceased brother.

Levirate

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The custom whereby, when a mans wife dies, her sister is given to him as a wife.

Sororate

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A rule that permits a person to be married to only one spouse at a time.

Monogamy

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A rule allowing more than one spouse at a time.

Polygamy

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A rule permitting a man to have more than one wife at a time.

Polygyny

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A rule permitting a woman to have more than one husband at a time..

Polyandry

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The process by which senior family members exercise a great degree of control over the choice of their children's spouse.

Arranged marriage

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The cultural rule that a man must work for his brides family for a variable length of time either before or after marriage.

Bride service

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Goods presented by the grooms kin to the brides kin to legitimize a marriage.

Bride wealth

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Presentation of goods by the brides kin to the family of the groom of the groom or to the couple.

Dowry

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A family organized around the conjugal tie ( the relationship between husband and wife) and consisting of a husband, a wife, and their children.

Nuclear family

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The relationship between a husband and wife formed by marriage.

Conjugal tie

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Family based on blood relations extending over three or more generations.

Extended family

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Related by blood

Consanguineal

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System under which a couple establishes an independent household after marriage.

Neolocal residence

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System under which a bride lives with her husbands family after marriage.

Patrilocal residence

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System under which a husband lives with his wife's family after marriage.

Matrilocal residence

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System under which a married couple lives with the husbands mothers brother.

Avunculocal residence

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System under which a married couple has the choice of living with the husbands or the wife's family.

Bilocal residence

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Culturally defined relationship established in the basis of blood ties through marriage.

Kinship

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The totality of kin relationships , kin groups, and terms for classifying kin in a society.

Kinship system

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The transfer of property between generations.

Inheritance

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The transfer of office or social position between generations.

Succession

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The culturally established affiliation between a child and one or both parents.

Descent