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marriage of convenience

noun
1.
marriage entered into for a personal or family advantage, as for social, political, or economic reasons, usually without love and sometimes without the expectation of sexual relations.
French mariage de convenance
[ma-ryazh duh kawn-vuh-nahns] /maˈryaʒ də kɔ̃ vəˈnɑ̃s/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of marriage of convenience
1705-1715
First recorded in 1705-15
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mariage de convenance

/marjaʒ də kɔ̃vənɑ̃s/
noun (pl) mariages de convenance
1.
another term for marriage of convenience

marriage of convenience

noun
1.
a marriage based on expediency rather than on love
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