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English definition of “marriage”

marriage

noun (TWO PEOPLE)    /ˈmær.ɪdʒ/ US  /ˈmer-/
B1 [C or U] a legally accepted relationship between two people in which they live together, or the official ceremony that results in this: They had a long and happy marriage. She went to live abroad after the break-up of her marriage. She has two daughters by her first marriage. the marriage ceremony Marriage, cohabitation and other relationships marriage of convenience a marriage in which the partners have married , not because they love each other, but in order to get an advantage , such as the right to live in the other partner's country Marriage, cohabitation and other relationships
(Definition of marriage noun (TWO PEOPLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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