Definition of Marriage mart
1. Noun. A business that arranges marriage contracts.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Marriage Mart
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 ..."