marriage of convenience


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marriage of convenience

n. pl. marriages of convenience
A marriage or joint undertaking arranged for political, economic, or social benefit rather than from personal attachment.

marriage of convenience

n
a marriage based on expediency rather than on love

mar′riage of conven′ience


n.
a marriage entered into chiefly for social, political, or economic advantage, usu. without love.
[1705–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marriage of convenience - a marriage for expediency rather than lovemarriage of convenience - a marriage for expediency rather than love
marriage, matrimony, spousal relationship, wedlock, union - the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce); "a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union"
Translations
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marriage of convenience

nmatrimonio di convenienza
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