Definition of Marriage of convenience

1. Noun. A marriage for expediency rather than love.

Definition of Marriage of convenience

1. Noun. A marriage motivated by some reason other than love; especially one conducted to obtain entry or residence rights in a country. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Marriage Of Convenience

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
marriage of convenience (current term)
marriage offer
marriage proposal
marriage settlement
marriage therapy
marriages of convenience

Literary usage of Marriage of convenience

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

1. American State Trials: A Collection of the Important and Interesting by John Davison Lawson, Robert Lorenzo Howard (1916)
"A marriage of convenience! Imprudence and indiscretion! Good God, to what vile uses will language be prostituted! Recollect too when these letters were ..."

2. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1842)
"... A marriage of convenience. ' WILL the flame you are ao rich in, light a fire in the kitchen.' .LITTL, MAN AMD LITTLE MAID.' WHAT do you mean to wear at ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law of Marriage, Divorce, Separation, and Domestic Relations by James Schouler, Arthur Walker Blakemore (1921)
"Marriage of Convenience. The award may be small where the marriage was purely one of convenience, without love on either side.77 78. Carson v. Carson (la. ..."

4. Memoirs of the Duchess D'Abrantès (Madame Junot) by Laure Junot Abrantès (1832)
"The Eastern Queen at the Comedie Franchise—Pauline and her portrait—The young sempstress of M. de Sales—marriage of convenience, and the army of ..."

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