civil marriage

(redirected from civil marriages)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to civil marriages: Civil wedding

civil marriage

a marriage performed by some official other than a clergyman.
References in periodicals archive ?
Our petitions, when granted, will only legalize same-sex marriages under the law - civil marriages performed before judges and mayors," Falcis added.
The post Paphos municipality funds boosted by civil marriages appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
But an old apartheid-era law called the Native Administration Proclamation 15 of 1928 makes "out of community of property" the default matrimonial property regime for civil marriages between "Natives" north of the old "Police Zone".
A majority of Jewish Israelis support allowing civil marriage and divorce in Israel, according to a survey released for Valentine's Day.
Every year we have an average of 8,000 civil marriages from abroad, a number which is expected to rise this summer due to an increased tourist flow to Cyprus, bringing significant gains to our island," she told CNA.
Summary: In an effort to keep the controversial topic of civil marriage in the limelight, civil society members are set to revive protests this week, representatives of Chaml, a Lebanese NGO, told The Daily Star.
There was no problem until they entered legal, civil marriages.
COUPLES here can now hold civil marriages outdoors after confusion in the law was cleared up.
To be sure, confessional laws discouraged civil marriages in Lebanon--and strongly disapproved of mixed Christian-Muslim weddings unless one of the two converted--even if this latest legally binding order may actually be the harbinger of a nascent civil state.
The blessing of civil marriages between same-gender couples can now take place in the Anglican diocese of British Columbia
The government consultation is about civil marriages, not religious marriages.
Firstly, Judaism already treats Jewish and civil marriages differently, and synagogueslike all religious organizationsare free to define marriage according to their own religious principles.