marriage licence

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Noun1.marriage licence - a license authorizing two people to marrymarriage licence - a license authorizing two people to marry
license, permit, licence - a legal document giving official permission to do something
Translations
تَرْخيص رَسْمي بالزَّواج
povolení k sňatku
vielsesattest
házasságkötési engedély
leyfisbréf, giftingarvottorî
povolenie na svadbu
evlenme cüzdanı

marriage licence

nlicenza matrimoniale

marriage

(ˈmӕridʒ) noun
1. the ceremony by which a man and woman become husband and wife. Their marriage took place last week; (also adjective) the marriage ceremony.
2. the state of being married; married life. Their marriage lasted for thirty happy years.
3. a close joining together. the marriage of his skill and her judgement.
ˈmarriageable adjective
suitable, or at a proper age, for marriage. He has four marriageable daughters; marriageable age.
marriage licence
a paper giving official permission for a marriage to take place.
References in classic literature ?
When we get to New York, I first borrow the money from you to buy a hat, and then we walk to the City Hall, where you go to the window marked "Marriage Licences", and buy one.
Spenlow had stepped out, old Tiffey said, to get a gentleman sworn for a marriage licence; but as I knew he would be back directly, our place lying close to the Surrogate's, and to the Vicar-General's office too, I told Peggotty to wait.
The husband, whose name was Thomas Benjamin, had taken out his marriage licence as Thomas only; suppressing the Benjamin, in case he should not find himself as comfortable as he expected.
Goes through the archvay, thinking how he should inwest the money--up comes the touter, touches his hat--"Licence, Sir, licence?"--"What's that?" says my father.-- "Licence, Sir," says he.--"What licence?" says my father.-- "Marriage licence," says the touter.--"Dash my veskit," says my father, "I never thought o' that."--"I think you wants one, Sir," says the touter.
Major Martingale never thought about asking to see the marriage licence, Captain Cinqbars was perfectly enchanted with her skill in making punch.
Which conjures a wonderful image of standing in line and being asked, "Do you want a licence for your dog?" "No, for my fiancee, please." Austin recalls: "As junior clerk (at the register office) it was my job to fetch them, and the counter girls would go into hysterics when this young lad went on to Northumberland Street for three or four marriage licences twice a week!" Ah yes, another wonderful image..
The city's director of marriage registrations has promised to hand out marriage licences to every one of the more than 9,000 couples who have registered so far to wed on the lucky day.
The issuing of marriage licences is a provincial right and this is where our power resides.
DOZENS of same-sex couples lined up outside New York city clerk's office to obtain marriage licences yesterday but were tur ned away with a letter explaining that gay marriages were illegal in the state.
But Cheryl Vernon, who is in charge of issuing marriage licences in Las Vegas, said: "We don't issue a marriage licence if they are intoxicated, no matter who they are."