Marriage

Definition of Marriage

Mar´riage
n.1.The act of marrying, or the state of being married; legal union of a man and a woman for life, as husband and wife; wedlock; matrimony.
Marriage is honorable in all.
- Heb. xiii. 4.
2.The marriage vow or contract.
3.A feast made on the occasion of a marriage.
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king which made a marriage for his son.
- Matt. xxii. 2.
4.Any intimate or close union.
5.In pinochle, bézique, and similar games at cards, the combination of a king and queen of the same suit. If of the trump suit, it is called a royal marriage.
Marriage brokage
a - The business of bringing about marriages
b - The payment made or demanded for the procurement of a marriage.
Marriage favors
knots of white ribbons, or bunches of white flowers, worn at weddings.
Marriage settlement
(Law) a settlement of property in view, and in consideration, of marriage.

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