civil marriage

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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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They saw a crowd of waiting carriages in the mayor's court-yard; and when they reached the great hall where the civil marriages take place, they found two other wedding-parties impatiently awaiting the mayor's arrival.
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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Civil marriages at the municipality take place at the town hall, hotels, the Paphos harbor and in various beach locations, Costi said.
Gretna Registration Office will conduct two civil marriages and another 16 civil marriages will take place in authorised venues across the parish, including hotels and blacksmith shops.
Meanwhile, a survey conducted for the religious Zionist Neemanei Torah Va'Avodah movement found that 49% of individuals who classify themselves as National Religious support options for civil marriages in Israel.
Civil marriages in Cyprus, mainly from neighbouring and other European countries, are expected to generate some EUR 120 mln for the economy, according to Antigoni Kapodistria, a senior official at the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO).
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