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marriage of convenience

Definition of marriage of convenience

  1. :  a marriage contracted for social, political, or economic advantage rather than for mutual affection; broadly :  a union or cooperation formed solely for pragmatic reasons



1711

First Known Use of marriage of convenience

1711


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