Definition of civil partnership in English:

civil partnership

Line breaks: civil part¦ner|ship
(also chiefly US civil union)


  • (In some countries) a legally recognized union of a same-sex couple, with rights similar to those of marriage.
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    • 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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