open marriage
noun Date: 1971 a marriage in which the partners agree to let each other have sexual partners outside the marriage

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • open marriage — n a marriage in which both partners accept that they will have sex with other people …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • open marriage — ► NOUN ▪ a marriage in which both partners agree that each may have sexual relations with others …   English terms dictionary

  • Open marriage — Relationships Types …   Wikipedia

  • open marriage —    a marriage in which neither spouse hides extramarital copulation    The openness consists in not lying to the other about lying with others:     A groovy couple with an open marriage... (Bradbury, 1976) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • open marriage — {n. phr.} An arrangement by mutual agreement between husband and wife whereby they are both allowed to have extramarital affairs. * /Chances are the open marriage arrangement they had didn t work out too well so they are getting a divorce./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • open marriage — {n. phr.} An arrangement by mutual agreement between husband and wife whereby they are both allowed to have extramarital affairs. * /Chances are the open marriage arrangement they had didn t work out too well so they are getting a divorce./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • open\ marriage — n. phr. An arrangement by mutual agreement between husband and wife whereby they are both allowed to have extramarital affairs. Chances are the open marriage arrangement they had didn t work out too well so they are getting a divorce …   Словарь американских идиом

  • open marriage — noun a marriage in which each partner is free to enter into extraneous sexual relationships without guilt or jealousy from the other • Hypernyms: ↑marriage, ↑matrimony, ↑union, ↑spousal relationship, ↑wedlock * * * noun, pl ⋯ riages [count] : a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • open marriage — a marriage in which the partners agree that each is free to have sexual relationships with other partners. [1970 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • open marriage — noun a marriage in which both partners agree that each may have sexual relations with others …   English new terms dictionary

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