from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A legally sanctioned relationship between two people, especially of the same sex, having many of the rights and responsibilities of marriage.
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- noun A legal union similar to
marriage, established to allow similar rights to same-sex couples, and in some jurisdictions opposite-sex couples, as partners in traditional marriageshave.
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- noun a voluntary union for life (or until divorce) of adult parties of the same sex
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