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Noun: marriage  mar-rij
  1. The state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)
    "a long and happy marriage";
    - matrimony, union, spousal relationship, wedlock
  2. Two people who are married to each other
    "his second marriage was happier than the first";
    - married couple, man and wife
  3. The act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony
    "their marriage was conducted in the chapel";
    - wedding, marriage ceremony
  4. A close and intimate union
    "the marriage of music and dance"; "a marriage of ideas"

Derived forms: marriages

Type of: family, family unit, marital status, rite, ritual, unification, union

Encyclopedia: Marriage, Putative