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 Dictionary entry overview: What does marital status mean? 

  The noun MARITAL STATUS has 1 sense:

1. the condition of being married or unmarried

  Familiarity information: MARITAL STATUS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1marital status [BACK TO TOP]


The condition of being married or unmarried

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("marital status" is a kind of...):

legal status (a status defined by law)

Domain category:

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

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "marital status"):

marriage; matrimony; spousal relationship; union; wedlock (the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce))

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

bachelorhood (the state of being an unmarried man)

spinsterhood (the state of being a spinster (usually an elderly unmarried woman))

widowhood (the state of being a widow who has not remarried)

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