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trial marriage:

In America, a long-term pre-marital relationship .
See Also: a vinculo matrimonii, absolute divorce, accept a proposal, adelphogamy, agaptism, altar it, anisogamia, banns, bans, become houseproud, become man and wife, bestow one's hand, bone of one's bone and flesh of one's flesh, break one's elbow at the church, bride and groom it, bust up, cash and carried, casigamy marriage, chuppah, City-Halled, closed marriage, cluster marriage, co husband, co wife, commit merger, commitment ceremony, connubium, country marriage, cut and carried, do the altar thing, do the Mendelssohn March, dot and carried, dotal, espoused, extramarital, feather one's bed, free loving, free lovism, gametophobia, gamophobia, get altared, get bundled, get churched, get exclusive rights to, get hitched, get hooked, get in double harness, get it sealed, get papers, get parsoned, get settled, get welded, give oneself in marriage, give up one's freedom, go domestic, go over the deep end, gone and done it, gotten hitched, groom it, hang up one's hat, have it tied, have the knot knotted, hit-and-run marriage, hitch horses, holy bed and board, holy knot, the, home wrecker, huppah, hymenal, hyphenate, hypogamy, intermarriage, join hands with, join the household brigade, joined in holy matrimony, jump the besom, knot that binds, the, life contract, living in sin, long-term relationship, love match, made man and wife, made one, make it legal, make marry, make the legal move, married but not churched, married country style, married on the carpet and the banns up the chimney, marry oneself to, marry-making, misogamist, misogamy, more or less married, Mr. and Mrs. it, new celibacy, open marriage, paired, plight one's troth, propose, proposish, put on the (old) noose, put on the ball and chain, put on the double act, quit the single state, renounce bachelorhood, save oneself for marriage, say I do, settle down, shotgun marriage, shotgun wedding, starter marriage, take the final step, take the high dive, take the plunge, take the vows, tie the knot (that binds), tie up with, tied the knot, troth, trousseau, united, united in holy bedlock, virgin queen, walk down the aisle, walk down the middle aisle, walk the middle aisle, wedded, whiff of lavender, without benefit of who cares, yoked

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