open marriage


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open marriage

n.
A marriage in which both partners agree that each is free to engage in extramarital sexual relationships.

open marriage

n
a marriage in which the partners are free to pursue their own social and sexual lives

o′pen mar′riage


n.
a marriage in which the partners are free to have sexual relationships with other persons.
[1970–75]
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Noun1.open marriage - a marriage in which each partner is free to enter into extraneous sexual relationships without guilt or jealousy from the other
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"
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That doesn't seem like a transparent and open marriage to me.
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He claims he's done nothing wrong as he and his partner have an open marriage.
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When her husband suggests an open marriage, she is the first to implement the new policy, to his dismay; Caridad will ever after follow her heart, lust, and taste for adventure.
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All of a sudden, her world falls completely apart when she discovers that (a) her parents have an open marriage, (b) her father is secretly homosexual, and (c) her father has contracted HIV.
The repeal of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act paved the way to open marriage benefits for gay couples, but if they live in states that don't recognize same-sex marriage--of which there are still 15--they may still require the kind of complex financial planning they required before the repeal.
The parent broke up after 8 months of open marriage and the boy was left to his father's custody.

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