Old French , from mariage marier ( “ ‘to marry ’ ” ), from Latin maritare ( “ ‘to marry", literally “give in marriage ’ ” ), from maritus ( “ ‘lover", "nuptial ’ ” ), from mas ( “ ‘male", "masculine", "of the male sex ’ ” )
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The state of being married.
the formal union of a man and a woman, by which they become husband and wife.
 The union of two people, to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.
You are cordially invited to the
marriage of James Smith and Jane Doe. A close union.
A joining of two parts.
( poker slang A ) king and a queen as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em
For a detailed discussion of marriage as an institution, with its traditions, its norms, and the accompanying legal rights and obligations, please consult the Wikipedia article on marriage.
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