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civil partnership

noun

countable or uncountable
  • (British English) civil union
    Example sentences
    • The state already has a statute banning recognition of same-sex marriages and civil unions.
    • Given that lengthy list, I ask how anyone can possibly say that civil unions are not same-sex marriages.
    • Support for civil unions and same-sex marriage has been steadily dropping in polls.

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