Arranged marriage

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Arranged marriage is a type of marital union where the bride and groom are selected by individuals other than the couple themselves, particularly by family members such as the parents.wikipedia
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Arranged marriage is a type of marital union where the bride and groom are selected by individuals other than the couple themselves, particularly by family members such as the parents.
In some areas of the world, arranged marriage, child marriage, polygamy, and sometimes forced marriage, may be practiced as a cultural tradition.

Forced marriage

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Forced marriages, practised in some cultures, are condemned by the United Nations.
A forced marriage differs from an arranged marriage, in which both parties presumably consent to the assistance of their parents or a third party such as a matchmaker in finding and choosing a spouse.

Matchmaking

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In some cultures a professional matchmaker may be used to find a spouse for a young person.
In cultures where arranged marriages were the rule, the astrologer often claimed that the stars sanctified matches that both parents approved of, making it quite difficult for the possibly-hesitant children to easily object – and also making it easy for the astrologer to collect his fee.

Placement marriage

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Arranged marriages have declined in prosperous countries with social mobility and increasing individualism; nevertheless, arranged marriages are still seen in countries of Europe and North America, among royal families, aristocrats and minority religious groups such as in placement marriage among Fundamentalist Mormon groups of the United States.
The term placement marriage (also known as the law of placing) refers to arranged marriages between members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS Church).

Child marriage

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The specific sub-category of forced child marriage is especially condemned.
Some types of it may also be seen as falling along the continuum between forced marriage and arranged marriage.

Vani (custom)

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Illustrations include vani In the United Kingdom uncle-niece marriages are considered incestuous and are illegal, but cousin marriages are not forbidden, although there have been calls to ban first-cousin marriages due to health concerns.
Vani is a form of arranged or forced child marriage, and the result of punishment decided by a council of tribal elders named jirga.

Domestic violence

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Unlike cases of domestic violence, firstly honor killings are often done publicly for all to see and secondly there are frequently several family members involved in the act.
According to Human Rights Watch, honor killings are generally performed against women for "refusing to enter into an arranged marriage, being the victim of a sexual assault, seeking a divorce" or being accused of committing adultery.

Miai

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To assist late marriages, the traditional custom of arranged marriages called miai-kekkon is re-emerging.
"Omiai" is sometimes mistranslated as an "arranged marriage" but it can be described as a meeting opportunity with more serious considerations for the future as a process of courtship.

Spouse

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Arranged marriage is a type of marital union where the bride and groom are selected by individuals other than the couple themselves, particularly by family members such as the parents.
In some parts of the world, the formal dissolution of a marriage is complicated by the payments and goods which have been exchanged between families (this is common where marriages are arranged).

Arranged marriage in the Indian subcontinent

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Arranged marriage in the Indian subcontinent is a tradition in the societies of the Indian subcontinent, and continue to account for an overwhelming majority of marriages in the Indian subcontinent.

Tongyangxi

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Tongyangxi, also known as Shim-pua marriage in Taiwanese - literally child or little daughter-in-law - was a tradition of arranged marriage, in which a poor family would arrange and marry a pre-adolescent daughter into a richer family as a servant.
Tongyangxi, also known as Shim-pua marriage in Min Nan dialects (and in phonetic Hokkien transcription using Chinese characters: 新婦仔), was a tradition of arranged marriage dating back to pre-modern China, in which a family would adopt a pre-adolescent daughter as a future bride for one of their pre-adolescent (usually infant) sons, and the children would be raised together.

Bride kidnapping

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Some types of it may also be seen as falling along the continuum between forced marriage and arranged marriage.

Shidduch

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This is taken as an instruction for Jewish parents to weigh their child's opinion in the balance during an arranged marriage.

Marriage of convenience

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In many cultures it is usual for parents to decide their adult children's marriages; this is called arranged marriage.

Endogamy

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Arranged marriages were the norm in Russia before the early 20th century, most of which were endogamous.

Marriage in South Korea

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A brand of arranged marriage is popular in South Korea.

Matrimonial website

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South Asia

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The practice remains common in many regions, notably South Asia, though in many other parts of the world, the practice has declined substantially during the 19th and 20th centuries.

United Nations

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Forced marriages, practised in some cultures, are condemned by the United Nations.

Renaissance

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Some historical exceptions are known, such as courtship and betrothal rituals during the Renaissance period of Italy and Gandharva Vivah in the Vedic period of India.