common-law marriage(redirected from Common-law relationship)
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A form of marriage, available in some jurisdictions, that may be established by meeting certain legal requirements such as declaring the intent to be regarded as married and cohabiting, rather than as a result of obtaining an official license.
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a marriage without a civil or ecclesiastical ceremony, usu. based on a couple's living together continuously as husband and wife.
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|Noun||1.||common-law marriage - a marriage relationship created by agreement and cohabitation rather than by ceremony|
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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