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companionate marriage

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A marriage in which the partners agree not to have children and may divorce by mutual consent, with neither partner responsible for the financial welfare of the other.

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  • n. A marriage in which the partners decide not to have children, and to reserve the right to divorce amicably with mutual consent
  • n. A conception of marriage where complicity, communication and support between spouses are considered important, rather than purely material questions of inheritance etc.

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