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Dictionary entry overview: What does civil union mean?
• CIVIL UNION (noun)
The noun CIVIL UNION has 1 sense:
1. a voluntary union for life (or until divorce) of adult parties of the same sex
Familiarity information: CIVIL UNION used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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A voluntary union for life (or until divorce) of adult parties of the same sex
Nouns denoting stable states of affairs
parties to a civil union have all the same benefits, protections, and responsibilities under Vermont law as spouses in a marriage
Hypernyms ("civil union" is a kind of...):
marital status (the condition of being married or unmarried)
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