Companionate-marriage meaning

A marriage based on the mutual consent and equality of the partners for the purpose of companionship rather than with the expectation of child-rearing or financial support.
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A proposed system of trial marriage in which the couple would postpone having children and could be divorced by mutual consent, until a final decision to stay married is reached.
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A marriage in which the partners decide not to have children, and to reserve the right to divorce amicably with mutual consent.
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(social history, anthropology) A conception of marriage where complicity, communication and support between spouses are considered important, rather than purely material questions of inheritance etc.
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