marriage tie

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The marriage tie, whatever it may be, does not appear to be indissoluble; for separations occasionally happen.
At Tahiti the marriage tie was altogether unknown; and the relation of husband and wife, father and son, could hardly be said to exist.
It is to the looseness of the marriage tie that the late rapid decrease of the population of the Sandwich Islands and of Tahiti is in part to be ascribed.
This was, of itself, enough to encourage me to take her future conversion in hand-- beginning with a few words of earnest warning directed against the hasty formation of the marriage tie, and so getting on to higher things.
Vanborough sat down again at the table, to consider the alternative of asserting or not asserting his freedom from the marriage tie. He had not had much time thus far for turning the matter over in his mind.
Nor would they harbor, so I stood assured, A godless parricide, a reprobate Convicted of incestuous marriage ties. For on her native hill of Ares here
The "natural obligation" of the father to provide for his children is in turn cemented by the marriage tie. The law has the right, nay duty, to recognize "civil disabilities," quite apart from ecclesiastical ones, that render a union, in Blackstone's words, meretricious rather than matrimonial.
[An Act to consolidate and clarify the provisions of the Muslim Law relating to suits for dissolution of marriage by women married under Muslim Law and to remove doubts as to the effect of the renunciation of Islam by a married Muslim woman on her marriage tie.]
At the same time, the mother's lack of a marriage tie became the most important basis for eligibility, accounting for close to 60 percent of the families on AFDC in 1991, compared with 28 percent in 1969.
Being the poet of connection was one thing; subjecting himself to the marriage tie was quite another.
Among his many volumes of sermons are Crumbs Swept Up (1870), Every Day Religion (1875), The Marriage Tie (1890), and Fifty Short Sermons (1923).
McIntosh may have believed (as working-class folklore held) that her husband's desertion broke the marriage tie, leaving her free to remarry.