common-law marriage is a response to invasion of privacy by the government.
Less canonically, “natural marriage” is also at times used as a rough synonym for “common-law marriage.”
common-law marriage is an act of protest against a corrupt system of religious marriage and divorce in Israel.
I took up with him at once the matter of Zoe's common-law marriage.
I made her sign a common-law marriage with me, had it witnessed, and told her if she squealed I'd produce it and claim her.
"That idea of a common-law marriage was clever," Groll said musing.
This is exactly our common-law marriage as it exists in various States today.
The common people seldom marry except, as we would term it, by the common-law marriage.
Douglas thought that the real question was the common-law marriage.
A legal marriage brought about by the cohabitation of a man and a woman, or by their agreement to consider themselves married, rather than by a wedding. (See common law.)