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Definition of Marriage Certificate

(noun) A document confirming the legality of a marriage issued by an authority.

Marriage Certificate Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: mar·riage cer·tif·i·cate

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • 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/

Usage Note

  • Plural: marriage certificates

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Cite the Definition of Marriage Certificate

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “marriage certificate.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 3, 2020 (http://sociologydictionary.org/marriage-certificate/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

marriage certificate. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://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 June 3, 2020. http://sociologydictionary.org/marriage-certificate/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“marriage certificate.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 3 Jun. 2020. <http://sociologydictionary.org/marriage-certificate/>.