open marriage

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noun
  1. a marriage in which the partners agree that each is free to have sexual relationships with other partners.

Origin of open marriage

1
First recorded in 1970–75

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How to use open marriage in a sentence

  • Such was the blended truth, irony, and wit with which Héloïse dissuaded Abélard from open marriage.

  • Uncle Richard, if that clandestine marriage with Sarah Pepper was valid, why the open marriage five months later?

    Crestlands | Mary Addams Bayne
  • Agnes preferred an open marriage as least in consequences, and involving every trouble in the brave outset.

    Bohemian Days | Geo. Alfred Townsend

British Dictionary definitions for open marriage

open marriage

noun
  1. a marriage in which the partners are free to pursue their own social and sexual lives

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