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marriage of convenience

Definitions

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

Etymologies

A caqlue of French mariage de convenance. (Wiktionary)

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