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open marriage

Syllabification: o·pen mar·riage
(also open relationship)

Definition of open marriage in English:

noun

A marriage or relationship in which both partners agree that each may have sexual relations with others.
Example sentences
  • In truth, there are all sorts of marriages, and to name just a few there are: Marriages of convenience, civil marriages, common law marriages, mixed marriages, open marriages, shotgun marriages, and even marriage by proxy!
  • Philippe confesses to several affairs over the years, but instead of breaking up like normal angry lovers would, the poor dope gets his lady to agree to an open marriage.
  • It's more akin to what the Californians call ‘an open marriage’, but it's not an open marriage.

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