civil marriage

noun

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


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civil marriage

noun

Definition of civil marriage for English Language Learners

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

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