marriage license

Definitions

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

In literature:

Marriage is not a matter of a license and a ceremony and Mendelssohn and gaping crowds and a tour.
"The Master-Knot of Human Fate" by Ellis Meredith
A doctor's certificate of bodily fitness for marriage is fully as essential as a marriage license.
"The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book" by Various
There is no marriage license which gives the right to constant harping upon one another's faults.
"The Etiquette of To-day" by Edith B. Ordway
Her marriage certificate was her license!
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
Medical examination as a preliminary to marriage is practically more valuable than a marriage license.
"Sex" by Henry Stanton
They told me I would have to prove my age but I couldn't do it any way except to produce my marriage license.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
Looks as though she'd only squandered her money in rising to the nicety of a marriage-license.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
Half the damn fools in this country wouldn't know a deed from a marriage license, an' they haven't been needin' one or the other.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Anyhow, 'twill be on the marriage license the day after to-morrow, and that's time enough.
"Seven Miles to Arden" by Ruth Sawyer
But of this there is no manner of doubt, that this freedom of marriage and divorce leads to no license.
"The Soul of a People" by H. Fielding
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In poetry:

And true as Star and Star pursue their Course
Must Rapture crumb to Ashes of Remorse:
How many a Marriage License that is writ
Has proved a legal Permit to Divorce!
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin

In news:

Maryland courts can issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples starting in December, as long as the effective date is Jan 1, according to an opinion issued this afternoon by Attorney General Doug Gansler.
The Whatcom County Auditor 's Office is preparing for December 6, the first day marriage licenses can be issued to same sex couples.
Watch this week's edition of Marriage 101 with Lisanne and licensed counselor Barbara Roland.
Christians must vote "no" on Question 1 — to allow the state of Maine to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
County expects rush for same-sex marriage licenses.
And Partner of 29 years 'excited' to receive same-sex marriage license at Montgomery County Circuit Courthouse.
According to the Jefferson County Courthouse, 31 couples have obtained their marriage license so far.
Harford equipped , ready to issue same-sex marriage licenses.
Harford County Clerk of the Circuit Court's office is now equipped to start accepting applications for same-sex marriage licenses, but none have come in yet.
Some same-sex couples get marriage licenses.
Washington began issuing same-sex marriage licenses Thursday.
Hugh Hefner, fiancee obtain marriage license.
Hundreds of King County residents made history early Thursday by getting some of the state's first-ever marriage licenses for same-sex couples.
But Washington voters approved Referendum 74, legalizing same-sex marriage, last month, allowing the first licenses to be issued on Thursday.
The Johnson County Recorder's Office has issued marriage licenses to: Tuesday, December 11, 2012.
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