The Demopædia Encyclopedia on Population is under heavy modernization and maintenance. Outputs could look bizarre, sorry for the temporary inconvenience


From Demopædia
Jump to: navigation, search
Marriage  (MARRIAGE)

The study of nuptiality1 deals with the frequency of marriages2 i. e., unions3, between persons of opposite sexes which involve rights and obligations fixed by law and custom; with the characteristics of persons, united in marriage; and with the dissolution of such unions. A marriage4 or wedding4 is the ceremony, prescribed by law or custom, which establishes such a union between a man and a woman as spouses5, i. e., husband6 and wife7- The spouses jointly are called a married couple8.

  • 4. marriage n. — marry v. — married adj. — marriageable adj., capable of contracting a marriage.
  • 6. A man at, or soon before or after his marriage, is a bridegroom (abbreviation: groom)
  • 7. A woman at, or soon before or after her marriage, is a bride.