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.
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open marriage

n
a marriage in which the partners are free to pursue their own social and sexual lives
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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References in periodicals archive ?
After a whirlwind romance, the pair have an open marriage. However, the more Mark enjoys his philandering flings, the more unsure Jessica is about the arrangement.
Meanwhile, several other reports claim that Martin and Paltrow had an open marriage, and the various affairs the two enjoyed contributed to the couple ending their marriage.
I've been married for 15 yrs and last week my hubby suggested having an open marriage. I admit sex has been dull for ages, but I'm not sure this is the way to go - we might as well split up if that's the case.
And the couple, who have an open marriage, have no plans to split.
The couple had an open marriage and he had a string of girlfriends.
She has never denied having an open marriage with Tim.
"I don't have an open marriage and no, we're not gay - and you don't trust that?
But we've decided to get married but he's made it clear it'll be an open marriage. Will it work?
Jada Pinkett Smith has responded to claims that she and husband Will Smith have an open marriage.
She also said he had asked for an open marriage so he could keep his mistress, Callista, 45, who is now his wife.
Q WE have an open marriage. But it was always agreed that we would never lie to each other.
Actress Jada Pinkett Smith addressed her marriage to Will Smith during a recent interview, and spoke about the long-standing rumor that she and her husband have an open marriage.