proxy marriage


Definition of proxy marriage

: a marriage celebrated in the absence of one of the contracting parties who is represented at the ceremony by a proxy

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Recent Examples on the Web Montana is the only state where double-proxy marriages are allowed, meaning the ceremony can take place using two stand-ins and neither member of the couple has to be present. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "Coronavirus weddings: How some can say 'I do' among so many new don'ts," 27 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of proxy marriage

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Proxy marriage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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Legal Definition of proxy marriage

: a marriage performed in the absence of either party to a marriage who authorizes a proxy to represent him or her at the ceremony

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