Definition of commitment ceremony
: a ceremony in which two people publicly avow their commitment to each other in a union that is similar to a marriage but without legal status <Summer vacation on Cape Cod: Craig and I sit in our favorite restaurant, celebrating the third anniversary of our commitment ceremony. — Sam Abel, Parenting, October 2000> <Starting next month, the Sunday Styles section of The New York Times will publish reports of same-sex commitment ceremonies … the newspaper announced yesterday. — The New York Times, 18 Aug. 2002>
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