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

  • n. A legal union of a same-sex couple, sanctioned by a civil authority.

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  • n. 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 marriages have.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a voluntary union for life (or until divorce) of adult parties of the same sex


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