Miscegenation Mis`ce*ge*na"tion, n. [L. miscere to mix + the root of genus race.] A mixing of races; amalgamation, as by intermarriage of black and white.

Note: Until the late twentieth century, misceganation was a crime in some states of the Southern United States. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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