A religious civil union of two persons;
A legal union for the protection of children
In most European countries, no religious ceremony is recognized by the state. (True separation of church and state.) Therefore, all church weddings occur only after a state ceremony.
In the Netherlands, even gays may marry by the state even though the church doesn't recognize it.
After a couple's marriage, all children born are considered to have automatic declaration of paternity.
A binding contract between a man and a woman to remain faithful to each other until death,usually taken in front of family,friends,etc but is still binding in front of a judge or pastor.
To have a succesful marriage,take "divorce " out of you vocabulary.
When jenny and sebastian got married they eant "this marriage will last until we die"
1. A government contract
, currently between a man and a woman, which creates a legal entity with legal rights bestowed upon it, as well as a government recognized tax
2. A contract that cannot be entered into legally without a government authorized license
- See also Driver, Dog, Business, Liquor, Concealed Weapon, To Kill, etc.
3. A recognized legal status that may help a person become a citizen, assuming they can correctly tell an agent of the government what their wife wears to bed and if she hogs the covers or not.
4. The leading cause of divorce
. (a precursor to divorce)(the first step to acquiring a divorce)
5. The result of Marrying.
6. Something begun with a license
and a ceremony
, and generally disolved with lawyers
, or by death
7. A romantic notion of never-ending love. See also Fairy Tale
8. A ceremony that will have every detail planned, and way too much money spent, that will then transition into a possibly lifelong period that is given less advanced thought and/or financial planning.
Their marriage was begun in a church and ended in a court.
Their marriage ensured that they would be taxed at a lower rate than being single, but not as low as an LLC, LP, or Corp, which, unlike marriage, can only be entered into for legitimate purposes.
Their marriage was in question with the Department of Immigration and Naturalization Services, as he didn't seem to be the type of person an American girl would want to marry.
an outdated custom in the world today, that is fully supported by an archiac concept known as religion.
For some reason more and more today men seem to be the one's putting unbelievable pressure upon themselves to get married, when the actual outcome of the act itself has little to no benefit to men. Its basically agreeing to become a woman's new father, so her real father can finally say "Congratulations!" (translation: now she's your problem!). The stigma being its better to be in a marriage (even if you and your wife havent had sex in years, resent each other, and have kids that are a mess) then to be a single, middle aged man.
This definition has yet to take into account "divorce", which deserves a definition all its own, but since marriage leads to divorce needs to be mentioned with it.
George: Wow, so Steve got married huh?
Bill: Yeh, marriage after dating her for 4 months! You should hear him go on about it.
George: Go on about what?! He now gets to enjoy sex with the same person all the time. Thats like me bragging about the banana I have for breakfast every morning and how it gets better and better.
Bill: Hey I hear ya, I didnt understand it either. Good luck to him.
George: I mean if you rushed into it, I'd understand that, any woman willing to marry your gremlin ass you gotta run with, but Steve.....
Bill: You got me there, but that still doesnt explain what the hell I was thinking in banging your sister, least I pulled out and got her in the face for good measure.
George: I hear ya, like when you go outta town and I go to your gf's, its like a shooting gallery, and she's got a target right on her face.
Bill: Fuck you and your whore sister.
George: Not as much as I fuck your gf, bitch.
*Bill and George start kissing*
The sacred uniting of a couple witnessed before God, not always everlasting, but with the intent to be. Though men say its the 'beginning of the end,' we all know they secretly want it too, if not why ask? - usually the best day of a woman's' life and will forever be remembered.
'My life is so wonderful right now everything is perfect!'
'They must have had a marriage'
A God-ordained union between a man and a woman.
Marriage--And a woman shall leave her mother and father and cleave herself to her husband.
A sacred union between two people who love one another. Can be between a man and a woman, a man and a man, or a woman and a woman (or should be and is in some states).