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A marriage ceremony performed by a civil official.
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(Law) law a marriage performed by some official other than a clergyman
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a marriage performed by a government official, as distinguished from a member of the clergy.
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|Noun||1.||civil marriage - a marriage performed by a government official rather than by a clergyman|
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