marriage licence

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n marriage licence a license authorizing two people to marry
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Usage

In literature:

The marriage, it was settled, should be by licence.
"Sketches in Lavender, Blue and Green" by Jerome K. Jerome
Surely it is not a marriage-licence?
"A Changed Man and Other Tales" by Thomas Hardy
Birkin had taken out a marriage licence, yet Ursula deferred from day to day.
"Women in Love" by D. H. Lawrence
It was the marriage licence.
"Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
In front of him on the desk lay a duly prepared marriage licence, and upon it a bright gold half eagle.
"Where the Trail Divides" by Will Lillibridge
You can't eat marriage licences, nor use them as shelter.
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles
I went and bought a special marriage licence.
"The Swindler and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
OF A MARRIAGE BY SPECIAL LICENCE.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
Sexual licence is, however, often permitted to a woman before marriage.
"The Truth About Woman" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
I had obtained a marriage licence.
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
There are two kinds of Marriage Licence, an Ordinary, or Common Licence, and a Special Licence.
"The Church: Her Books and Her Sacraments" by E. E. Holmes
MARRIAGE LICENCE OF JOHN GOWER THE POET.
"Notes and Queries, Number 239, May 27, 1854" by Various
The fees for a special marriage licence average L29 5s.
"Manners and Rules of Good Society" by Anonymous
The significance of the first is that marriage is not merely a licence whereby an unclean act is permitted as a sop to human weakness.
"An Outline of Sexual Morality" by Kenneth Ingram
The marriage took place by licence in London.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie
In 1806 he was for one thing, we find, issuer of Marriage Licences at York.
"Toronto of Old" by Henry Scadding
It's for a marriage-licence!
"The Boy with Wings" by Berta Ruck
Before actually slipping it into the envelope, together with this edifying epistle, he read the marriage licence carefully through.
"A Master of Deception" by Richard Marsh
For answer, he unfolded the marriage licence.
"The White Peacock" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
A special licence was obtained and the marriage is, therefore, quite legal.
"In White Raiment" by William Le Queux
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In news:

Hundreds of same-sex couples across Washington state collected licences as a voter-approved law legalising gay marriage took effect.
Several couples received same -sex marriage licences in Washington state pose with King County Executive Dow Constantine (Top,R), who signed their licenses, at the King County Recorder's Office on December 6, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.
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