Examples of civil marriage in a Sentence
a mayor who has officiated at several civil marriages this year
Recent Examples of civil marriage from the Web
Lauren Elyse Fonda and Jeffrey Scott Gordinier were married Jan. 12 at the county courthouse in Santa Barbara, Calif. Alma Medina Figueroa, a deputy commissioner of civil marriages, officiated.
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CIVIL MARRIAGE Defined for English Language Learners
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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