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marriage British & World English

The legally or formally recognized union of a man and a woman (or, in some jurisdictions, two people of the same sex) as partners in a relationship

marriage English Thesaurus

a proposal of marriage

by marriage British & World English

As a result of a marriage

in marriage British & World English

As husband or wife

gay marriage British & World English

Marriage between partners of the same sex (as recognized in some jurisdictions)

open marriage British & World English

A marriage or relationship in which both partners agree that each may have sexual relations with others

civil marriage British & World English

A marriage solemnized as a civil contract without religious ceremony

marriage broker British & World English

(In a culture where arranged marriages are customary) a person who arranges marriages for a fee

marriage bureau British & World English

An establishment which arranges introductions between people who want to get married

marriage lines British & World English

A marriage certificate

mixed marriage British & World English

A marriage between people of different races or religions

arranged marriage British & World English

A marriage planned and agreed by the families or guardians of the couple concerned

marriage guidance British & World English

(In the UK) counselling of married couples who have problems in their relationship

marriage licence British & World English

A licence which couples must obtain before getting married, except in civil marriage by certificate or church marriage authorized by the publication of banns

same-sex marriage British & World English

Marriage between partners of the same sex (as recognized in some jurisdictions)

shotgun marriage British & World English

An enforced or hurried wedding, especially because the bride is pregnant

starter marriage British & World English

A short-lived first marriage between young adults, viewed as a form of preparation for a subsequent, more lasting one with different partners

marriage certificate British & World English

A copy of the record of a legal marriage, with details of names, date, etc.

marriage settlement British & World English

A legal arrangement by which property is given or secured when a couple get married

marriage of convenience British & World English

A marriage that is arranged for practical, financial, or political reasons

Adriatic, Marriage of the British & World English

See Marriage of the Adriatic.

Marriage of the Adriatic British & World English

A ceremony formerly held on Ascension Day in Venice to symbolize the city’s sea power, during which the doge dropped a ring into the water from his official barge

propose British & World English

Make an offer of marriage to someone

give British & World English

(Of a man) sanction the marriage of (his daughter) to someone

by marriage in marriage British & World English

As a result of a marriage

intermarriage British & World English

Marriage between people of different races, castes, or religions

marriage portion in portion British & World English

A dowry given to a bride at her marriage


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