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civil marriage

noun

Simple Definition of civil marriage

  • : a marriage performed by a person (such as a justice of the peace) who is not a religious leader

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of civil marriage

  1. :  a marriage performed by a magistrate

Examples of civil marriage in a sentence

  1. a mayor who has officiated at several civil marriages this year



1820

First Known Use of civil marriage

1820

Rhymes with civil marriage

baby carriage, horseless carriage, intermarriage, open marriage, proxy marriage, shotgun marriage, undercarriage


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