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CIVIL UNION

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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.


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CIVIL UNION (noun)


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Meaning:

A voluntary union for life (or until divorce) of adult parties of the same sex

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

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)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


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