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marriagenoun [C/U]

us   /ˈmær·ɪdʒ/
a legally accepted relationship between a man and a woman in which they live as husband and wife, or the official ceremony which results in this: [C] a long and happy marriage
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marriagenoun

uk   /ˈmær.ɪdʒ/ us   /ˈmer.ɪdʒ/
  • marriage noun (TWO PEOPLE)

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 in another state after the break-up of her marriage. She has two daughters by her first marriage. the marriage ceremony
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

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