civil union


civil union

noun

: a legal relationship between two people of the same sex that gives them some of the same rights and responsibilities that married people have

Full Definition of CIVIL UNION

:  the legal status that ensures to same-sex couples specified rights and responsibilities of married couples

First Known Use of CIVIL UNION

1992

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: civil war
Previous Word in the Dictionary: civil twilight
All Words Near: civil union

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up civil union? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More