domestic partner

plural domestic partners

Definition of domestic partner

1 : a company especially in a developing country that joins in a commercial venture with an international company
2 : either member of an unmarried cohabiting couple especially when considered as to eligibility for spousal benefits

Other Words from domestic partner

domestic partnership noun

Examples of domestic partner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In some states, restraining orders are similarly only applicable to a spouse or a domestic partner. Abigail Higgins, Washington Post, 14 June 2022 North of the border, individuals must obtain a license, complete a firearms safety course, and undergo an application process that includes criminal record checks, references, and consent from a current or former domestic partner. Yvonne Lau, Fortune, 12 June 2022 This decrease in violence beyond domestic partner relationships, again, could be due to the stressors quarantine placed on communities, McBride said. Claire Rafford, The Indianapolis Star, 22 Apr. 2022 Relative or domestic partner violence accounted for the single largest category of assailants, though patients, co-workers, and other clients were the perpetrators for 62 deaths, with another 31 homicides from unknown or uncategorized assailants. Aurora Almendral, Quartz, 20 Apr. 2022 The attack may nonetheless be viable for domestic partner abusers, malicious insiders, or other people who have fleeting access to a vulnerable Echo. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 6 Mar. 2022 Larry Millete checks all the boxes for domestic partner abuse. CBS News, 19 Feb. 2022 Five Star status comes with perks like free upgrades, bonus points and no additional driver fee for your spouse or domestic partner. cleveland, 13 Feb. 2022 Celeste Owens, the domestic partner of Brittany Hall was arrested on Monday and charged with making false statements in connection with the investigation. al, 23 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of domestic partner

1975, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Domestic partner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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