Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Definition of Marriage

The Definition of Marriage

These facts are represented in Webster's New World Dictionary
©2003 by Wiley Publishing Inc. The Pocketbook Edition
Webster's New World™ Dictionary, Pocketbooks Paperback Edition

being husband and wife = married
the state of being married = marriage
to join as husband and wife and or to take as husband and wife = marry

a married man = husband
a married woman = wife

Pocketbooks is a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1-4165-3326-9
ISBN-10: 1-4165-3326-5

The image to the right shows the definition from an older version of the dictionary.

Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary
ISBN: 0-671-41819-X
Library of Congress Catalog Number: 83-42537

Deluxe Second Edition by Dorset & Baber 1979

These facts are what everyone already knows, except that nowadays we are being taught differently.

If you look up the term 'marriage' today on the internet, it will now also include marriage as also being with same-sex couples. The Cambridge Online version to the right may be the last credible online dictionary to not follow the trend.

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