marriage license

noun

Definition of marriage license

  1. :  a legal document that is needed for a marriage to occur

Word by Word Definitions

marriageplay
  1. :  the state of being united as spouses in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law

    :  the mutual relation of married persons :  wedlock

    :  the institution whereby individuals are joined in a marriage

licenseplay
  1. :  permission to act

    :  freedom of action

    :  a permission granted by competent authority to engage in a business or occupation or in an activity otherwise unlawful

  1. :  to issue a license to

    :  to permit or authorize especially by formal license

    :  to give permission or consent to :  allow


Law Dictionary

marriage license

noun

Legal Definition of marriage license

  1. :  a written authorization for the marriage of two named people that is granted by a legally qualified government official


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