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money or property given (in some societies) by the bridegroom to the family of his bride

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Daughters who run to towns and cities to escape mutilation are considered to be thieves, who've stolen their brideprices from their families.
9) Exceptions to this rule would include auren sadaka, in which a marriage might be transacted between a young woman and a religious scholar without brideprice.
A number of respondents, echoing similar sentiments, noted that Lobola preserves marriages; thereby reducing the divorce rate, a finding in keeping with Hamisu's (2000) assertion that brideprice is a socially stabilizing factor.
Moreover, evidence suggests that early marriage practices are also perpetuated by customs of dowry or brideprice, which involve significant payments directly from one family to another (Amin and Huq 2008).
4 (1975): 571-60; Diane Owen Hughes, "From Brideprice to Dowry in Mediterranean Europe," Journal of Family History 3 (1978): 262-96; Christiane Klapisch-Zuber, "The Griselda Complex: Dowry and Marriage Gifts in the Quattrocento," in Women, Family, and Ritual in Renaissance Italy (Chicago, 1985); Claude Levi-Strauss, The Elementary Structures of Kinship (London, 1969); Anthony Molho, Marriage Alliance in Late Medieval Florence (Cambridge, MA, 1994).
In the clarification on vital issues it is mentioned that violence against women covers physical, sexual and psychological violence within the family, including beatings, sexual abuse of the girl child in the household, violence related to an unpaid brideprice, marital rape, injury afflicted to a woman's reproductive organs and other traditional practices which are detrimental to women, violence outside of the marital relationship and other violence related to exploitation.
Because a woman's relatives often must return her brideprice if she runs away, however, they are often concerned to effect a reconciliation.
On the contrary, Lewin points out, traditional exchange systems are especially well-suited to the concept of savings and loans--think of pigs and brideprice, she says; and it is the very sociality of these indigenous systems that make them work.
Onitsha paid her brideprice and they decided that she should have her circumcision before she moved to Lagos where it might be hard to get it done.
In predominately procreative societies, in which the primary impact of divorce is on the woman's economic security, methods of regulating nonmarital sex may be as simple as using customs like brideprice or dower to enforce marital duties or ensure the wife's economic security in case of divorce.
40) For a selective list of studies on dowry exchange in Renaissance Italy, see Hughes, "From Brideprice to Dowry"; Klapisch-Zuber, Women, Family, and Ritual; Chojnacki, Women and Men in Renaissance Venice; Anna Bellavitis, Identite, mariage, mobilite sociale.
It makes sense also in terms of kinship relations because they are related, and they have to respect the adat regulations for birth, marriage, brideprice and inheritance of property as well as in other circumstances of social life such as legal cases and adat fines.