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common-law marriage


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

  • n. A marriage existing by mutual agreement between a man and a woman, or by the fact of their cohabitation, without a civil or religious ceremony.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A marriage based on the duration of cohabitation rather than formal ceremony.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See marriage.

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

  • n. a marriage relationship created by agreement and cohabitation rather than by ceremony


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