Mesalliance meaning

mā-zălē-əns, māză-lyäɴs
A marriage with a person of inferior social position.
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A marriage with a person of lower social status.
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Marriage with a person of inferior social position.
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Origin of mesalliance

  • French més- bad (from Old French mes- mis–1) alliance alliance (from Old French aliance alliance)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French mésalliance, from mésallier (“to misally").

    From Wiktionary