marital status

noun

: the state of being married or not married
used on official forms to ask if a person is married, single, divorced, or widowed
Please enter your marital status.

Examples of marital status in a Sentence

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“Marital status.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marital%20status. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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