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civil marriage

noun
1.
a marriage performed by a government official, as distinguished from a member of the clergy.
Also called civil union.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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Examples for civil marriage
  • If you want to know where the push for civil marriage rights came from, you need look no further.
  • They may say they weren't validly married but they don't tell the state not to give these people civil marriage rights.
  • My point is that one would have to do so and it would be a redefinition of civil marriage.
  • The room, with its red-leather seats and leopard-skin rugs, is used for civil marriage ceremonies.
  • List of individuals who can perform a civil marriage ceremony.
  • Each circuit court appoints persons who are eligible to perform civil marriage ceremonies.
  • In addition, the court in each city and county has appointed persons who are eligible to perform civil marriage ceremonies.
British Dictionary definitions for civil marriage

civil marriage

noun
1.
(law) a marriage performed by some official other than a clergyman
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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