from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A marriage or joint undertaking arranged for political, economic, or social benefit rather than from personal attachment.
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- n. A marriage motivated by some reason other than love; especially one conducted to obtain entry or residence rights in a country.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a marriage for expediency rather than love
A caqlue of French mariage de convenance. (Wiktionary)