Common-law Marriage Definition

kämənlô
noun
A form of marriage, available in some jurisdictions, that may be established by meeting certain legal requirements such as declaring the intent to be regarded as married and cohabiting, rather than as a result of obtaining an official license.
American Heritage
A marriage not solemnized by religious or civil ceremony but effected by cohabitation as husband and wife.
Webster's New World
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