wedding licence

Definitions

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

In literature:

On the same day that this business was concluded, a licence was procured, and their wedding fixed for the next day.
"The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn" by Henry Kingsley
It will not be a brilliant wedding, Mary, or a costly ceremonial, except for the licence.
"Phantom Fortune, A Novel" by M. E. Braddon
Six years later she was wedded privately and without licence to Sir Eustace Dabridgecourt, Knight.
"The Customs of Old England" by F. J. Snell
I know they be wed without my licence: yet what should it serve to fine or prison him?
"The White Rose of Langley" by Emily Sarah Holt
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In poetry:

All is possible
Whoso list believe.
Trust therefore first, and after preve,
As men wed ladies by licence and leave.
All is possible.
"Is It Possible" by Thomas Wyatt