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English definition of “marriage”

marriage

noun
 
 
/ˈmærɪdʒ/
RELATIONSHIP [C, U] B1 the legal relationship of a man and a woman being a husband and a wife: a happy marriage Marriage, cohabitation and other relationships
CEREMONY [C] B1 the ceremony where people become a husband and a wife: a marriage ceremony/certificateMarriage, cohabitation and other relationships
(Definition of marriage from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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