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domestic partner

[ duh-mes-tik pahrt-ner ]
/ dəˈmɛs tɪk ˈpɑrt nər /
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noun
either member of an unmarried, cohabiting heterosexual or gay couple whose relationship status grants certain legal rights and protections similar to those of spouses.
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Origin of domestic partner

First recorded in 1975–80

OTHER WORDS FROM domestic partner

do·mes·tic part·ner·ship, noun
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