Marriage favors
Marriage Mar"riage, n. [OE. mariage, F. mariage. See {Marry}, v. t.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

Marriage is honorable in all. --Heb. xiii. 4. [1913 Webster]

2. The marriage vow or contract. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

3. A feast made on the occasion of a marriage. [1913 Webster]

The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king which made a marriage for his son. --Matt. xxii. 2. [1913 Webster]

4. Any intimate or close union. [1913 Webster]

5. In pinochle, b['e]zique, 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}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Marriage brokage}. (a) The business of bringing about marriages. (b) The payment made or demanded for the procurement of a marriage.

{Marriage favors}, knots of white ribbons, or bunches of white flowers, worn at weddings.

{Marriage settlement} (Law), a settlement of property in view, and in consideration, of marriage. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Matrimony; wedlock; wedding; nuptials.

Usage: {Marriage}, {Matrimony}, {Wedlock}. Marriage is properly the act which unites the two parties, and matrimony the state into which they enter. Marriage is, however, often used for the state as well as the act. Wedlock is the old Anglo-Saxon term for matrimony. [1913 Webster]


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