Hypergamy / Hypergomy

Hypergamy (colloquially referred to as “marrying up”) is a term used in social science for the act or practice of a person marrying a spouse of higher caste or social status than themselves.

The antonym “hypogamy” refers to the inverse: marrying a person of lower social class or status (colloquially “marrying down”). Both terms were coined in the Indian subcontinent in the 19th century.

Accretion Definition & Meaning | Dictionary.com

This word was used by Ravi Zaccharias in describing the Trinity in this YouTube post disputing the doctrine of the Trinity (as Gino Jennings preaches): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8An8MzeM_o


  1. an increase by natural growth or by gradual external addition; growth in size or extent.
  2. the result of this process.
  3. an added part; addition:The last part of the legend is a later accretion.
  4. the growing together of separate parts into a single whole.

Source: Accretion Definition & Meaning | Dictionary.com