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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Marriage  \Mar"riage\,  n. 
  In  b['e]zique,  penuchle,  and  similar  games  at  cards,  the 
  combination  of  a  king  and  queen  of  the  same  suit.  If  of  the 
  trump  suit,  it  is  called  a  {royal  marriage}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Marriage  \Mar"riage\,  n.  [OE.  mariage,  F.  mariage.  See  {Marry}, 
  v.  t.] 
  1.  The  act  of  marrying,  or  the  state  of  being  married;  legal 
  union  of  a  man  and  a  woman  for  life,  as  husband  and  wife; 
  wedlock;  matrimony. 
  Marriage  is  honorable  in  all  --Heb.  xiii. 
  2.  The  marriage  vow  or  contract.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  3.  A  feast  made  on  the  occasion  of  a  marriage. 
  The  kingdom  of  heaven  is  like  unto  a  certain  king 
  which  made  a  marriage  for  his  son.  --Matt.  xxii. 
  4.  Any  intimate  or  close  union. 
  {Marriage  brokage}. 
  a  The  business  of  bringing  about  marriages. 
  b  The  payment  made  or  demanded  for  the  procurement  of  a 
  {Marriage  favors},  knots  of  white  ribbons,  or  bunches  of 
  white  flowers,  worn  at  weddings. 
  {Marriage  settlement}  (Law),  a  settlement  of  property  in 
  view,  and  in  consideration,  of  marriage. 
  Syn:  Matrimony;  wedlock;  wedding;  nuptials. 
  Usage:  {Marriage},  {Matrimony},  {Wedlock}.  Marriage  is 
  properly  the  act  which  unites  the  two  parties,  and 
  matrimony  the  state  into  which  they  enter  Marriage 
  is  however,  often  used  for  the  state  as  well  as  the 
  act  Wedlock  is  the  old  Anglo-Saxon  term  for 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  state  of  being  husband  and  wife;  "a  long  and  happy 
  marriage";  "God  bless  this  union"  [syn:  {matrimony},  {union}, 
  2:  two  people  who  are  married  to  each  other  "his  second 
  marriage  was  happier  than  the  first";  "a  married  couple 
  without  love"  [syn:  {married  couple},  {man  and  wife}] 
  3:  the  act  of  marrying;  the  nuptial  ceremony;  "their  marriage 
  was  conducted  in  the  chapel"  [syn:  {wedding},  {marriage 
  4:  a  close  and  intimate  union;  "the  marriage  of  music  and 
  dance";  "a  marriage  of  ideas" 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  was  instituted  in  Paradise  when  man  was  in  innocence  (Gen. 
  2:18-24).  Here  we  have  its  original  charter,  which  was  confirmed 
  by  our  Lord,  as  the  basis  on  which  all  regulations  are  to  be 
  framed  (Matt.  19:4,  5).  It  is  evident  that  monogamy  was  the 
  original  law  of  marriage  (Matt.  19:5;  1  Cor.  6:16).  This  law  was 
  violated  in  after  times,  when  corrupt  usages  began  to  be 
  introduced  (Gen.  4:19;  6:2).  We  meet  with  the  prevalence  of 
  polygamy  and  concubinage  in  the  patriarchal  age  (Gen.  16:1-4; 
  22:21-24;  28:8,  9;  29:23-30,  etc.).  Polygamy  was  acknowledged  in 
  the  Mosaic  law  and  made  the  basis  of  legislation,  and  continued 
  to  be  practised  all  down  through  the  period  of  Jewish  histroy  to 
  the  Captivity,  after  which  there  is  no  instance  of  it  on  record. 
  It  seems  to  have  been  the  practice  from  the  beginning  for 
  fathers  to  select  wives  for  their  sons  (Gen.  24:3;  38:6). 
  Sometimes  also  proposals  were  initiated  by  the  father  of  the 
  maiden  (Ex.  2:21).  The  brothers  of  the  maiden  were  also 
  sometimes  consulted  (Gen.  24:51;  34:11),  but  her  own  consent  was 
  not  required.  The  young  man  was  bound  to  give  a  price  to  the 
  father  of  the  maiden  (31:15;  34:12;  Ex  22:16,  17;  1  Sam.  18:23, 
  25;  Ruth  4:10;  Hos.  3:2)  On  these  patriarchal  customs  the  Mosaic 
  law  made  no  change. 
  In  the  pre-Mosaic  times,  when  the  proposals  were  accepted  and 
  the  marriage  price  given  the  bridegroom  could  come  at  once  and 
  take  away  his  bride  to  his  own  house  (Gen.  24:63-67).  But  in 
  general  the  marriage  was  celebrated  by  a  feast  in  the  house  of 
  the  bride's  parents,  to  which  all  friends  were  invited  (29:22, 
  27);  and  on  the  day  of  the  marriage  the  bride,  concealed  under  a 
  thick  veil,  was  conducted  to  her  future  husband's  home. 
  Our  Lord  corrected  many  false  notions  then  existing  on  the 
  subject  of  marriage  (Matt.  22:23-30),  and  placed  it  as  a  divine 
  institution  on  the  highest  grounds.  The  apostles  state  clearly 
  and  enforce  the  nuptial  duties  of  husband  and  wife  (Eph. 
  5:22-33;  Col.  3:18,  19;  1  Pet.  3:1-7).  Marriage  is  said  to  be 
  honourable"  (Heb.  13:4),  and  the  prohibition  of  it  is  noted  as 
  one  of  the  marks  of  degenerate  times  (1  Tim.  4:3). 
  The  marriage  relation  is  used  to  represent  the  union  between 
  God  and  his  people  (Isa.  54:5;  Jer.  3:1-14;  Hos.  2:9,  20).  In 
  the  New  Testament  the  same  figure  is  employed  in  representing 
  the  love  of  Christ  to  his  saints  (Eph.  5:25-27).  The  Church  of 
  the  redeemed  is  the  "Bride,  the  Lamb's  wife"  (Rev.  19:7-9). 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  MARRIAGE,  n.  The  state  or  condition  of  a  community  consisting  of  a 
  master,  a  mistress  and  two  slaves,  making  in  all  two 

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