spousal relationship


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Noun1.spousal relationship - the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)spousal relationship - the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce); "a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
marital status - the condition of being married or unmarried
bigamy - having two spouses at the same time
common-law marriage - a marriage relationship created by agreement and cohabitation rather than by ceremony
endogamy, inmarriage, intermarriage - marriage within one's own tribe or group as required by custom or law
exogamy, intermarriage - marriage to a person belonging to a tribe or group other than your own as required by custom or law
marriage of convenience - a marriage for expediency rather than love
misalliance - an unsuitable alliance (especially with regard to marriage)
monandry - the state of having only one husband at a time
monogamousness, monogamy - having only one spouse at a time
open marriage - a marriage in which each partner is free to enter into extraneous sexual relationships without guilt or jealousy from the other
cuckoldom - the state of a husband whose wife has committed adultery
polygamy - having more than one spouse at a time
sigeh - a Shiite tradition of temporary marriage permitted in Iran that allows a couple to specify the terms of their relationship; can last from a few minutes to 99 years; "sigeh legally wraps premarital sex in an Islamic cloak"
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Generally, the bona fides of the spousal relationship are assessed in person by USCIS when the alien spouse applies to adjust status, or by the Department of State when the alien spouse applies for an immigrant visa.
This is as much the case with familial teams, such as the Chapman brothers, as it is with those artists in a spousal relationship, such as Christo and Jeanne-Claude.
About 54% of respondents in spousal relationship in the northern part of Nigeria reported occasionally being physically forced to sex when not wanted compared to about 46% southern Nigeria.
Americans with Disabilities Act:Obergefell alsodoes not directly impact any employee rights or employer responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which excludes "homosexuality" and "bisexuality" from its definition of disability, as well as "transsexualism," "transvestism," and "gender identity disorders not resulting from physical impairments." Obergefell also does not appear to expand associational discrimination claims under the ADA as no spousal relationship is necessary to show association with a disabled individual.
This part further demonstrates the conceptual and practical problem by comparing ASRs to the paradigmatic spousal relationship, marriage, and the status-based thinking guiding its cross-border regulation.
(3) Moreover, these rights and obligations may endure beyond the duration of the spousal relationship, subsisting after the dissolution of a marriage or the death of a spouse.
In order to further elucidate the impact of the shared spousal environment, future studies would benefit from including variables of the home food and physical activity environment as well as of the spousal relationship. An additional concern is that spouses included in the study were willing to enter weight-loss treatment, thereby creating a more motivated or supportive sample that may not generalize to non treatment seeking couples.
In order to keep his permit, he had to make submissions to show that they had had a "good-faith spousal relationship" for at least three years after the permit was issued.
"While children will laugh at the ugly duckling's obnoxious siblings, the cat's manic behavior and lots of slapstick, adults will appreciate the spousal relationship humor, generational references and innuendo that flies over the heads of youngsters so as the opening song says, `there won't be cause for anyone to blush,' " she said.
sexual morality and the character of the spousal relationship, albeit