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civil marriage a marriage performed by a government official, such as a justice of the peace, rather than a clergyman.
common-law marriage a marriage not contracted through a religious or civil ceremony but recognized as legal after the partners have lived together for a legally specified period of time.
marriage broker one whose business is arranging marriages for others.
marriage of convenience a marriage for financial, social, or political benefits rather than personal feelings.
marriage portion a dowry.
mixed marriage a marriage between people of different races or religions.