a marriage planned and contracted by the parents or other relatives of the couple. In cultures in which arranged marriages are the norm, and contrast to the concept of the love match, marriage is typically seen as the union of two broader kinship groups and not merely of two individuals.

ARRANGED MARRIAGE: "Two individuals took part in an arranged marriage, with the partners being selected for each other by parents, as opposed to choosing for themselves."
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