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marriage of convenience

Definition of MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE

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

First Known Use of MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE

1711

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