- 1Duly perform (a ceremony, especially that of marriage): they needed only to find a priest to solemnize their marriage the sacred theatre in which rites of initiation were solemnizedMore example sentences
- Having at length obtained Alice's consent, Talbot needed only to find a priest to solemnize their marriage.
- A Sikh's marriage should be solemnized by Anand marriage rites.
- Knowing that he is not authorized by the laws of this state to do so, he performs a marriage ceremony or presumes to solemnize a marriage.
- 1.1Mark (an event) with a formal ceremony: she made the promise which was solemnized by the local ‘witch doctor’More example sentences
- The policy called for high school students to vote on whether a student would deliver a ‘message’ or ‘invocation’ at varsity football games ‘to solemnize the event.’
- And surely the ability of a religious reference to solemnize an event will depend on the religious beliefs of the person hearing the reference.
- Her parents came to the US to solemnize the occasion.
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- To be valid under California law, a marriage requires the consent of the parties, the issuance of a license, and - within 90 days after the license's issuance - solemnization by an authorized official.
- For six years, from 1208 to 1214, the church doors were closed and the laity were locked out; they were denied the sacrament of the altar, solemnization of marriages, burial in consecrated ground.
- While there is no specification of what constitutes an acceptable solemnization, the language is clear: The state requires a marriage ceremony in order for a marriage to have legal force.
late Middle English: from Old French solemniser, from medieval Latin solemnizare, from Latin sollemnis (see solemn).