Definitions of 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.
  2. The marriage vow or contract.
  3. A feast made on the occasion of a marriage.
  4. Any intimate or close union.
  5. two people who are married to each other; " his second marriage was happier than the first"; " a married couple without love"
  6. the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life ( or until divorce); " a long and happy marriage"; " God bless this union"
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. The act of legally unlting a man and woman in wedlock; the wedding ceremony; the state of being wedded; the relation existing between husband and wife.
  10. The ceremony by which a man and woman become husband and wife: the union of a man and woman as husband and wife.
  11. Act of marrying; wedded state.
  12. The act of marrying, or the state of being married; a wedding.
  13. Figuratively, any close union.
  14. The legal union of a man and woman as husband and wife; wedlock; a marriage ceremony; intimate union. Marriage- articles, the contract or agreement on which a marriage is founded. Marriage- favours, knots of white ribbons, or bunches of white flowers, worn at weddings. Marriage- licence, licence to marry without proclamation of banns.
  15. The contract or ceremony by which a man and woman become husband and wife; wedlock.
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