mis·ceg·e·na·tion (mĭ-sĕj′ə-nāshən, mĭs′ĭ-jə-)
Cohabitation, sexual relations, marriage, or interbreeding involving persons of different races, especially in historical contexts as a transgression of the law.
[Latin miscēre, to mix; see meik- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + genus, race; see genə- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + -ATION.]
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