In this type of relationship, on the death of a wife, the widower may be presented with a substitute by her family without a fresh marriage procedure. In such cases, the first marriage is regarded as continuing, with the new wife taking the place of the deceased relative. It has been established that son irate marriage is not part of Ibo customary law. No evidence exists today of its survival anywhere in the country.
- Sororate Marriage
- Woman to woman marriage
- Widow inheritance or levirate marriage
- Big dowry small dowry marriage