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English definition of “marriage bureau”

marriage bureau

noun [C]     UK old-fashioned
an organization that people join in order to find a partner , usually one that they can get married toBusinesses and enterprisesFinding a partner
(Definition of marriage bureau noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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