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civil marriage

n.
A marriage ceremony performed by a civil official.

civil marriage

n
(Law) law a marriage performed by some official other than a clergyman

civ′il mar′riage


n.
a marriage performed by a government official, as distinguished from a member of the clergy.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.civil marriage - a marriage performed by a government official rather than by a clergyman
marriage ceremony, wedding, marriage - the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony; "their marriage was conducted in the chapel"
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There, after a few days, if you like, the civil marriage shall be celebrated without pomp or ceremony.
I asked her, of course, why she didn't insist on a civil marriage at once-- that would have given her some hold on him.
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I am a married, gay Anglican whose civil marriage was wonderfully blessed by God, through liturgy and eucharistic celebration, in my home parish.
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