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    marrying someone who is not

    Hi,

    Marrying someone who is not from your family/caste. What do you call this kind of marriage? Any specific name?

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    Re: marrying someone who is not

    You sometimes hear: marrying up, marring down, marrying well.... but we don't have the concept of caste in most places.

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    #3

    Re: marrying someone who is not

    As far I as I know there is no name for that in this country (USA). What do they call it in Pakistan?

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    #4

    Re: marrying someone who is not

    In India, you can say "marrying out of one's caste" and "inter-caste marriage".
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    Re: marrying someone who is not

    Some people who think this kind of thing is important refer to people marrying someone from another [social] class. I don't know of a word for that kind of marriage.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: marrying someone who is not

    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: marrying someone who is not

    There is a rarely used word - unlikely to be needed by a student) - for when a member of the royal family (I say the because I‘ve never seen this word used outside the UK [although - now I come to think of it - maybe it was used when Prince Rainier of Monaco married the film-star Grace Kely]) marries a commoner (that‘s a noun by the way, meaning "person who doesn‘t have royal blood"). The adjective morganatic applies to the marriage. The royal partner marries morganatically; I‘m not sure the same could be said of the commoner.

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    PS I‘ve looked this up: it doesn‘t apply only to royal marriages; it‘s just that I‘ve never met it in any other context.
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    Re: marrying someone who is not

    That article refers to marrying someone within your own direct family (cousins). That practice ranges from a bad idea to a form of incest.

    I was slightly confused by the fact that OP used both marrying someone who is not from your family and someone who is not from your caste. As far as I know, they mean completely different things just about everywhere.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: marrying someone who is not

    You will sometimes hear 'marry above/below your station', meaning to marry somebody who is from a different social class than yourself.
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    #10

    Re: marrying someone who is not

    There is also the phrase "the subaltern marriage" from the French of the 18th C.... but it's certainly uncommon nowadays.

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