legal status

Definitions of legal status
  1. noun
    a status defined by law
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    civil death
    the legal status of a person who is alive but who has been deprived of the rights and privileges of a citizen or a member of society; the legal status of one sentenced to life imprisonment
    villainage, villeinage
    the legal status or condition of servitude of a villein or feudal serf
    citizenship
    the status of a citizen with rights and duties
    marital status
    the condition of being married or unmarried
    minority, nonage
    any age prior to the legal age
    marriage, matrimony, spousal relationship, union, wedlock
    the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)
    civil union
    a voluntary union for life (or until divorce) of adult parties of the same sex
    bachelorhood
    the state of being an unmarried man
    spinsterhood
    the state of being a spinster (usually an elderly unmarried woman)
    widowhood
    the state of being a widow who has not remarried
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    position, status
    the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
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