domestic partner ship

domestic partner

noun
either member of an unmarried, cohabiting, and especially homosexual couple that seeks benefits usually available only to spouses.

Origin:
1975–80

domestic partnership, noun
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domestic partner

noun
a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship 
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