marital status

Definitions of marital status
  1. noun
    the condition of being married or unmarried
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    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
    bigamy
    having two spouses at the same time
    common-law marriage
    a marriage relationship created by agreement and cohabitation rather than by ceremony
    endogamy, inmarriage, intermarriage
    marriage within one's own tribe or group as required by custom or law
    exogamy, intermarriage
    marriage to a person belonging to a tribe or group other than your own as required by custom or law
    marriage of convenience
    a marriage for expediency rather than love
    misalliance
    an unsuitable alliance (especially with regard to marriage)
    monandry
    the state of having only one husband at a time
    monogamousness, monogamy
    having only one spouse at a time
    open marriage
    a marriage in which each partner is free to enter into extraneous sexual relationships without guilt or jealousy from the other
    cuckoldom
    the state of a husband whose wife has committed adultery
    polygamy
    having more than one spouse at a time
    sigeh
    a Shiite tradition of temporary marriage permitted in Iran that allows a couple to specify the terms of their relationship; can last from a few minutes to 99 years
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    legal status
    a status defined by law
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