proxy marriage

Definition of "proxy marriage"
  1. A type of matrimonial ceremony where one or both parties cannot attend and appoint others to stand in their place at the event
How to use "proxy marriage" in a sentence
  1. Because of his military deployment, they had a proxy marriage with his best friend standing in for him.
  2. Her mother, due to ill health, could not travel abroad for the wedding, hence they opted for a proxy marriage.
  3. To facilitate marriages where one party is not able to be present, some states in the US legally recognize proxy marriages.

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