Definition of marriage licence in English:

Share this entry

marriage licence

noun

British
A licence which couples must obtain before getting married, except in civil marriage by certificate or church marriage authorized by the publication of banns.
Example sentences
  • The applicants in that case went to the High Court, by way of a test case, seeking a decision as to whether same-sex couples could lawfully obtain a marriage licence.
  • On 27 November 1582, the clerk noted in the Episcopal Register of the Diocese of Worcester the application for a special marriage licence inter Willelmum Shaxpere et Annam Whateley de Temple Grafton.
  • The couple returned from their honeymoon to find their marriage licence wasn't completed and they weren't actually married.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: mar|riage li|cence

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.