Intermarry In`ter*mar"ry, v. i. To become connected by marriage between their members; to give and take mutually in marriage; -- said of families, ranks, races, castes, etc. [1913 Webster]

About the middle of the fourth century from the building of Rome, it was declared lawful for nobles and plebeians to intermarry. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

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  • intermarry — intransitive verb Date: 1574 1. a. to marry each other b. to marry within a group 2. to become connected by intermarriage …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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