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Marriage meaning

marriage - 7 dictionary results

  1. 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.
  2. 2. The marriage vow or contract.
  3. 3. A feast made on the occasion of a marriage.
  4. 4. Any intimate or close union.
  5. 5. In bezique, 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.
  6. 6. The legal union of two people. Once a couple is married, their rights and responsibilities toward one another concerning property and support are defined by the laws of the state in which they live. A marriage can only be terminated by a court granting a divorce or annulment. Compare common law marriage.
  7. 7. Act of marrying; wedded state.

marriage - examples of usage

  1. Among other things that had happened was Sally's marriage. - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  2. It's only marriage that's out of the question," Katharine replied. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. " And to me marriage without love doesn't seem worth while," she said. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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