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miscegenation (mɪˌsɛdʒəˈneɪʃən Pronunciation for ˌ mɪsədʒəˈneɪʃən Pronunciation for )




  1. marriage or sexual relations between a man and woman of different races, esp., in the U.S., between a white and a black

Word Origin

coined (c. 1863) < L miscere, mix + genus, race (see , genus) + , -ation

Example Sentences Including 'miscegenation'

Rousing deep-seated emotions, it apparently posed for whites the ultimate threat---that of miscegenation.
Elsie Burch Donald NASHBOROUGH (2002)


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