marriage

  1. state of being husband and wife
  2. two people who are married to each other
  3. the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony
  4. a close and intimate union

marriage

All Roman men and women were expected to get married, and they could not marry more than one person at a time. For the first 500 years in Rome, divorce was unknown and therefore a great deal of care was taken selecting a marriage partner. Unfortunately divorce was quite common later on. June was the favourite time of year for weddings. The groom ha…...

Marriage

[Wales] Prior to the Act, when two people wished to get married in Wales ordinarily at least one of them would have to live in the parish where they would get married. The Act allows couples to use residency of parents or grandparents or regular attendance in the specific Church as a valid condition to be married in that parish. ...
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Marriage

[disambiguation] Marriage is the union of individuals that creates kinship. Marriage may also refer to: ...
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Marriage

A socially approved sexual relationship between two individuals. Marriage almost always involves two persons of opposite sexes, but in some cultures types of homosexual marriage are tolerated. Marriage normally forms the basis of a family of procreation – that is, it is expected that the married couple will produce and bring up children. Man...
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marriage

[n] - a close and intimate union 2. [n] - state of being husband and wife 3. [n] - two people who are married to each other 4. [n] - the act of marrying
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Marriage

a legally sanctioned relationship, involving economic cooperation as well as normative sexual activity and child-bearing, that people expect to be enduring
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Marriage

A man and woman legally living together as man and wife.
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marriage

A man and woman legally living together as husband and wife.
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Marriage

Mar'riage noun In bézique, penuchle, and similar games at cards, the combination of a king and queen of the same suit. If of the trump suit, it is called a royal marriage .
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Marriage

Mar'riage noun [ Middle English mariage , French mariage . See Marry , transitive verb ] 1. The act of marrying, or the state of being married; legal union of a man and a woman for life, as husband and wife; wedlock; matrimony. « Marriage
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marriage

1. The act of marrying, or the state of being married; legal union of a man and a woman for life, as husband and wife; wedlock; matrimony. 'Marriage is honorable in all.' (Heb. Xiii. 4) ... 2. The marriage vow or contract. ... 3. A feast made on the occasion of a marriage. 'The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king which made a marriage for...
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marriage

wedding noun the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony; `their marriage was conducted in the chapel`
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marriage

married couple noun two people who are married to each other; `his second marriage was happier than the first`; `a married couple without love`
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marriage

matrimony noun the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce); `a long and happy marriage`; `God bless this union`
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Marriage

• (v. t.) A feast made on the occasion of a marriage. • (v. t.) The act of marrying, or the state of being married; legal union of a man and a woman for life, as husband and wife; wedlock; matrimony. • (v. t.) Any intimate or close union. • (v. t.) The marriage vow or contract. • (n.) In bezique, penuchle, and similar games...
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marriage

a legally and socially sanctioned union, usually between a man and a woman, that is regulated by laws, rules, customs, beliefs, and attitudes that ... [78 related articles]
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marriage

marriage 1. The social institution under which a man and woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments, religious ceremonies, etc. 2. The state, condition, or relationship of being married; wedlock; such as, a happy marriage. 3. The legal or religious ceremony that formalizes the decision of a man and woman to liv...
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marriage

marriage, socially sanctioned union that reproduces the family. In all societies the choice of partners is generally guided by rules of exogamy (the obligation to marry outside a group); some societies also have rules of endogamy (the obligation to marry within a group). These rules may be prescript...
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Marriage

A contract made in due form of law, by which a free man and a free woman reciprocally engage to live with each other during their joint lives, in the union which ought io exist between husband and wife. By the terms freeman and freewoman in this definition are meant, not only that they are free and not slaves, but also that they are clear of all ba...
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Marriage

(n) Marriage is the entering of a formal relationship between a male and female with an intention to live as husband and wife as per the custom existing in the society or the law prevailing in the land
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marriage

n. the joining of a male and female in matrimony by a person qualified by law to perform the ceremony (a minister, priest, judge, justice of the peace or some similar official), after having obtained a valid marriage license (which requires a blood test for venereal disease in about a third of the states and a waiting period from one to five days i...
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marriage

Type: Term Definitions: 1. gamophobia.
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marriage

Legally or culturally sanctioned union of one man and one woman (monogamy); one man and two or more women (polygamy); one woman and two or more men (polyandry). The basis of marriage varies considerably in different societies (romantic love in the West; arranged marriages in some other societies), but most marriage ceremonies, contracts...
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Marriage

The practice of vatting whisky prior to bottling in order to achieve a greater degree of harmony. A selection of casks of single malt may be married before bottling, and many blenders marry their blends in a similar fashion.
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