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Felicitation vs. Marriage

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Felicitationnoun

The act of felicitating; a wishing of joy or happiness; congratulation.

Marriagenoun

The state of being married.

‘You should enter marriage for love.’;

Felicitationnoun

The act of felicitating; a wishing of joy or happiness; congratulation.

Marriagenoun

A union of two or more people that creates a family tie and carries legal, social, and/or religious rights and responsibilities.

Felicitationnoun

(usually plural) an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another;

‘I sent them my sincere congratulations on their marriage’;

Marriagenoun

(often specifically) The union of only two people, to the exclusion of all others.

‘My grandparents' marriage lasted for forty years.’; ‘Pat and Leslie's marriage to each other lasted forty years.’;

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Felicitationnoun

the act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration

Marriagenoun

The union of two people of opposite sex, to the exclusion of all others.

Felicitation

Felicitation (foaled 1930) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. A specialist stayer, owned and bred by the Aga Khan he was best known for his emphatic victory over a very strong international field in the 1934 Ascot Gold Cup.

Marriagenoun

A wedding; a ceremony in which people wed.

‘You are cordially invited to the marriage of James Smith and Jane Doe.’;

Marriagenoun

(figuratively) A close union.

Marriagenoun

A joining of two parts.

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Marriagenoun

(card games) A king and a queen, when held as a hand in Texas hold 'em or melded in pinochle.

Marriagenoun

(card games) In solitaire or patience games, the placing a card of the same suit on the next one above or below it in value.

Marriagenoun

The act of marrying, or the state of being married; legal union of a man and a woman for life, as husband and wife; wedlock; matrimony.

‘Marriage is honorable in all.’;

Marriagenoun

The marriage vow or contract.

Marriagenoun

A feast made on the occasion of a marriage.

‘The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king which made a marriage for his son.’;

Marriagenoun

Any intimate or close union.

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Marriagenoun

In pinochle, bézique, and similar games at cards, the combination of a king and queen of the same suit. If of the trump suit, it is called a royal marriage.

Marriagenoun

the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce);

‘a long and happy marriage’; ‘God bless this union’;

Marriagenoun

two people who are married to each other;

‘his second marriage was happier than the first’; ‘a married couple without love’;

Marriagenoun

the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony;

‘their marriage was conducted in the chapel’;

Marriagenoun

a close and intimate union;

‘the marriage of music and dance’; ‘a marriage of ideas’;

Marriagenoun

the legally or formally recognized union of two people as partners in a personal relationship (historically and in some jurisdictions specifically a union between a man and a woman)

‘the children from his first marriage’; ‘a happy marriage’; ‘marriage vows’;

Marriagenoun

the state of being married

‘they were celebrating 50 years of marriage’;

Marriagenoun

a combination or mixture of elements

‘her music is a marriage of funk, jazz, and hip-hop’;

Marriagenoun

(in bezique and other card games) a combination of a king and queen of the same suit.

Marriage

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock is a culturally recognized union between people called spouses. It establishes rights and obligations between them, as well as between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws.

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