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Meaning of MISALLIANCE

Pronunciation:  `misu'lIuns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an unsuitable alliance (especially with regard to marriage)
 

MISALLIANCE is a 11 letter word that starts with M.

 

 See Also: marriage, matrimony, mesalliance, union, wedlock

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mis`al*li"ance\, n. [F. m['e]salliance.]
A marriage with a person of inferior rank or social station;
an improper alliance; a mesalliance.

      A Leigh had made a misalliance, and blushed A Howard
      should know it.                          --Mrs.
                                               Browning.

 
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 Related Terms: a world-without-end bargain, abnormality, alliance, anomaly, bed, bond of matrimony, bridebed, cohabitation, conjugal bond, conjugal knot, coverture, holy matrimony, holy wedlock, husbandhood, ill-assorted marriage, impropriety, inadmissibility, inapplicability, inappositeness, inappropriateness, inaptitude, inaptness, infelicity, intermarriage, interracial marriage, invalid linking, irrelevance, irrelevancy, maladjustment, marriage, marriage bed, marriage sacrament, match, matrimonial union, matrimony, mesalliance, misapplicability, misapplication, miscegenation, misconnection, misjoinder, misjoining, mismatch, misreference, misrelation, mixed marriage, nuptial bond, sacrament of matrimony, spousehood, uncongeniality, unfitness, union, unsuitability, wedded bliss, wedded state, weddedness, wedding knot, wedlock, wifehood
 

 

 

 

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