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, April 7, 2013, (accessed March 22, 2018).