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The History Of Marriage

When did this commonplace institution come into place?

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The significance of marriage varies greatly from era to era. To some it means a white dress.To others, companionship or joint tax returns. Trace the history of getting hitched through this video.


• hilarious - amusing.

• timeless - not affected by the passage of time or changes in fashion.

• eras - a long and distinct period of history.

• bonding - the establishment of a relationship or link with someone based on shared feelings, interests, or experiences.

• raise - lift or move to a higher position or level.

• to secure - succeed in obtaining (something), especially with difficulty.

• rightful - having a legitimate right to property, position, or status.

• heirs - a person legally entitled to the property or rank of another on that person's death.

• adultery - voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person who is not their spouse.

• slaves - a person who is forced to work for and obey another and is considered to be their property.

• prohibit - formally forbid (something) by law, rule, or other authority.

• demographic - a particular sector of a population.

• rulers - a person exercising government or dominion.

• commoners - one of the ordinary or common people, as opposed to the aristocracy or to royalty.

• to tend - regularly or frequently behave in a particular way or have a certain characteristic; care for or look after; give one's attention to.

• blessings - God's favour and protection.

• appease - acify or placate (someone) by acceding to their demands.

• lineages - direct descent from an ancestor; ancestry or pedigree.

• restless - unable to rest or relax as a result of anxiety or boredom.

• maintain - ause or enable (a condition or situation) to continue.

• stake - a sum of money or something else of value gambled on the outcome of a risky game or venture.

• upperclasses - the social group that has the highest status in society, especially the aristocracy.

• easing - make (something) happen more easily; facilitate.

Source: Ted-Ed

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