domestic partnership


Definition of domestic partnership

  1. :  a relationship in which two people live together like a married couple but are not married to each other —Domestic partnership is usually used in legal situations. People in domestic partnerships qualify for insurance benefits.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  living near or about human habitations

    :  tame, domesticated

    :  of, relating to, or originating within a country and especially one's own country

  1. :  a servant hired to work for a household

    :  an article (such as a rug or blanket) manufactured within one's own country or for use in a household :  an article of domestic (see 1domestic 2) manufacture

  1. :  the state of being a partner :  participation

    :  a legal relation existing between two or more persons contractually associated as joint principals in a business

    :  the persons joined together in a partnership

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