exogamy :

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  • n  marriage to a person belonging to a tribe or group other than your own as required by custom or law

  • For under the conventions is a shrewd stockbreeder's intuition that blood lines are strengthened by a little exogamy.
  • The observation that people's behavior evolved in bands of 100-200 related hunter-gatherers (presumably with exogamy) is a valuable one, and can lend insight.

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