mariage blanc


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mariage blanc

(marjaʒ blɑ̃)
n, pl mariages blancs (marjaʒ blɑ̃)
unconsummated marriage
[C20: literally: white marriage]
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Ni au jeune qui, parti clandestinement dans quelque ville europeenne, veut regler ses problemes de papiers par le recours au fameux mariage blanc qui permet de mettre fin au travail en noir.
Together, they supervised a process whereby Terry (surname presumably Bedford, and actually not a Bloomsbury bugger) agreed to a mariage blanc, leading to the life-saving British passport and finalizing a career in the English language rather than German.
She forgot what a novel was and forgot marriage for mariage blanc.