picture marriage


Definition of picture marriage

  1. :  a marriage (as between persons living in different countries) contracted after acquaintance only by an exchange of photographs; specifically :  such a marriage effected by a ceremony in the absence of the groom for the purpose of entitling the bride to enter the country of the groom's residence

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