MARRIAGE

is a social construct in the form of a formal union of a man and a woman, typically recognized by law, by which they become husband and wife.

MARRIAGE: "The process of marriage is a social construct or convention where two people willingly enter into either a religious or civil styled and yet legal contract to become husband and wife."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "MARRIAGE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/marriage/ (accessed August 22, 2017).
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