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covenant marriage

Definition of Covenant Marriage

(noun) A marriage in which people legally agree to obtain counseling and accept limited grounds for divorce before wedding.

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Covenant Marriage Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: cov·e·nant mar·riage

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /kUHv-uh-nuhnt mAIR-ij/
  • British English – /kUHv-uh-nuhnt mAr-ij/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈkʌvənənt ˈmɛrɪʤ/
  • British English – /ˈkʌvənənt ˈmærɪʤ/

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Cite the Definition of Covenant Marriage

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “covenant marriage.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved February 27, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/covenant-marriage/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

covenant marriage. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/covenant-marriage/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “covenant marriage.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed February 27, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/covenant-marriage/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“covenant marriage.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 27 Feb. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/covenant-marriage/>.