Leviration
Leviration Lev`i*ra"tion (l[e^]v`[i^]*r[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. Levirate marriage or marriages. --Kitto. [1913 Webster]

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  • léviration — (entrée créée par le supplément) (lé vi ra sion) s. f. Synonyme de lévirat. •   La léviration est la coutume qui oblige le frère ou un autre parent d un homme mort sans enfants, de susciter un fils à la veuve du défunt pour continuer sa famille… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • leviration — levirāˈtion noun • • • Main Entry: ↑levirate …   Useful english dictionary

  • Levirate — Lev i*rate (l[e^]v [i^]*r[asl]t), Leviratical Lev i*rat ic*al ( r[a^]t [i^]*kal), a. [L. levir a husband s brother, brother in law; akin to Gr. dah r: cf. F. l[ e]virat leviration.] Of, pertaining to, or in accordance with, a law of the ancient… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leviratical — Levirate Lev i*rate (l[e^]v [i^]*r[asl]t), Leviratical Lev i*rat ic*al ( r[a^]t [i^]*kal), a. [L. levir a husband s brother, brother in law; akin to Gr. dah r: cf. F. l[ e]virat leviration.] Of, pertaining to, or in accordance with, a law of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bigamy — Synonyms and related words: beena marriage, common law marriage, companionate marriage, concubinage, deuterogamy, left handed marriage, levirate, leviration, love match, marriage of convenience, monandry, monogamy, monogyny, morganatic marriage,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • monogamy — Synonyms and related words: beena marriage, bigamy, common law marriage, companionate marriage, concubinage, deuterogamy, left handed marriage, levirate, leviration, love match, marriage of convenience, monandry, monogyny, morganatic marriage,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • polyandry — Synonyms and related words: beena marriage, bigamy, common law marriage, companionate marriage, concubinage, deuterogamy, left handed marriage, levirate, leviration, love match, marriage of convenience, monandry, monogamy, monogyny, morganatic… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • polygamy — Synonyms and related words: beena marriage, bigamy, common law marriage, companionate marriage, concubinage, deuterogamy, left handed marriage, levirate, leviration, love match, marriage of convenience, monandry, monogamy, monogyny, morganatic… …   Moby Thesaurus

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