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marriage: definition of marriage in Oxford dictionary (British & World English).
1the formal union of a man and a woman, typically as recognized by law, by which they become husband and wife:she has three children from a previous marriage
[mass noun] the state of being married:women want equality in marriage
(in some jurisdictions) a union between partners of the same sex.
2a combination or mixture of elements:her music is a marriage of funk, jazz, and hip hop