Fleet marriage

noun

Definition of Fleet marriage

: a marriage performed during the late 17th and early 18th centuries in or near the Fleet prison in London without public notice, witnesses, or consent of parents

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“Fleet marriage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fleet%20marriage. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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