marriage license

Definition of "marriage license"
  1. A state-issued document granting permission for a couple to marry, often obtained from the county clerk's office where the marriage will occur, and sometimes requiring a waiting period and/or blood tests
How to use "marriage license" in a sentence
  1. After a two-day wait, they received their marriage license from the county clerk's office.
  2. Despite a required blood test, the couple enthusiastically applied for their marriage license.
  3. As they were getting married in a different state, they had to obtain their marriage license there.

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