Meaning of “civil partnership” in the English Dictionary

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"civil partnership" in British English

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civil partnershipnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌsɪv.əl ˈpɑːt.nə.ʃɪp/ us /ˌsɪv.əl ˈpɑːrt.nɚ.ʃɪp/

in the UK, a legal relationship between two people of the same sex that gives them the same rights as people who are married

(Definition of “civil partnership” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)