Definition of Marriage Certificate
(noun) A document confirming the legality of a marriage issued by an authority.
Marriage Certificate Pronunciation
Syllabification: mar·riage cer·tif·i·cate
- American English – /mAIR-ij suhr-tIf-i-kuht/
- British English – /mAr-ij suh-tIf-i-kuht/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈmɛrɪʤ sərˈtɪfɪkət/
- British English – /ˈmærɪʤ səˈtɪfɪkɪt/
- Plural: marriage certificates
- Family and Kinship Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “marriage” and “certificate” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- common-law marriage
- family of orientation
- family of procreation
- extended family
- marriage system
- open marriage
Cite the Definition of Marriage Certificate
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “marriage certificate.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved April 1, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/marriage-certificate/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
marriage certificate. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/marriage-certificate/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “marriage certificate.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed April 1, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/marriage-certificate/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“marriage certificate.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 1 Apr. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/marriage-certificate/>.