Definition of Marriage mart

1. Noun. A business that arranges marriage contracts.

Exact synonyms: Marriage Brokerage
Generic synonyms: Brokerage, Brokerage Firm, Securities Firm

Lexicographical Neighbors of Marriage Mart

marriage beds
marriage broker
marriage brokerage
marriage ceremony
marriage certificate
marriage certificates
marriage contract
marriage counseling
marriage counsellor
marriage finger
marriage guidance
marriage licence
marriage license
marriage lite
marriage mart (current term)
marriage of convenience
marriage offer
marriage proposal
marriage settlement
marriage therapy
marriages of convenience

Literary usage of Marriage mart

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A British Officer in the Balkans: The Account of a Journey Through Dalmatia by Percy Edward Henderson (1909)
"... ancient church—Its foundation—Easter marriage mart—Gala dresses—Greek papal—A remarkable woman—An English benefactress—Her school and orphanage—The ..."

2. Life in Russia; Or, The Discipline of Despotism by Edward Pett Thompson (1848)
"marriage mart OH Whit Monday. —Annual Promenade Days. You may probably have imagined that in a country offering such a wide field to the sportsman, ..."

3. Tait's Edinburgh Magazine by William Tait, Christian Isobel Johnstone (1841)
"The marriage mart ; or, Society in India. By an Indian Officer. 2 vols. Colburn. The frame-work of those clever and lively sketches a of the simplest ..."

4. Studies in Tennyson by Henry Van Dyke (1920)
"... felicitous touches the happiness of truly-wedded hearts, or denouncing the sins of avarice and pride which corrupt the modern marriage-mart of society, ..."

5. The Story of the Irish Race: A Popular History of Ireland by Seumas MacManus (1921)
"... acquired new fame as a marriage mart. Boys and girls, in thousands, were brought there by their parents, who matched them, and bargained about their ..."

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