Origin of common-law marriage
Words nearby common-law marriage
How to use common-law marriage in a sentence
Unless there is a court decision that changes our law, we are OK.
Submission is set in a France seven years from now that is dominated by a Muslim president intent on imposing Islamic law.
Meanwhile, in Florida, Bush was flooded with questions about whether gay marriage could possibly come to the Sunshine State.
A few days later, Bush replied, “We will uphold the law in Florida.”
So, Islamized teaching sends girls back home for marriage and housework, and remains exclusively for boys.
We should have to admit that the new law does little or nothing to relieve such a situation.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
He that seeketh the law, shall be filled with it: and he that dealeth deceitfully, shall meet with a stumblingblock therein.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
To Harrison and his wife there was no distinction between the executive and judicial branches of the law.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Now this setting up of an orderly law-abiding self seems to me to imply that there are impulses which make for order.Children's Ways|James Sully
These schools became affiliated Universities, but never equalled the Law University in importance.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
Cultural definitions for common-law marriage
A legal marriage brought about by the cohabitation of a man and a woman, or by their agreement to consider themselves married, rather than by a wedding. (See common law.)