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    #1

    "... to get around this religious prohibition."

    Hi everyone!

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    Salah said that the factors behind this widespread phenomenon include the harsh economic conditions, the high illiteracy rates among people in the rural areas, and their lack of religious understanding. Exchange marriage is actually prohibited in Islam, so Salah says that some people agree to pay low dowries to each other in order to get around this religious prohibition. For example, what might have been an expected dowry of $5,000 might instead end up no more than $100, according to Salah.
    Source: Women victimized by Yemeni ‘exchange marriages’
    get around1. To circumvent or evade: managed to get around the real issues.
    get around - definition of get around by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.


    get round or get around
    3. ( preposition ) to evade (a law or rules)
    Get around | Define Get around at Dictionary.com

    • preposition to evade (a law or rules)

    Definition of get around | Collins English Dictionary
    I had to check up some dictionaries to make sure that the exact meaning of "get around" in the given text is evade. In brief, does that definition make sense to you, please?

    Thank you.

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    Re: "... to get around this religious prohibition."

    Yes

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