Home > M Words > marriage certificate

marriage certificate

Definition of Marriage Certificate

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

Marriage Certificate Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈmɛrɪdʒ səˈtɪfɪkət/
    • British English
      • /ˈmarɪdʒ səˈtɪfɪkət/
  • Syllabification: (mar·riage cer·tif·i·cate)

Usage Note

  • Plural: marriage certificates

Additional Information

Related Terms


Cite the Definition of Marriage Certificate

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “marriage certificate.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 22, 2019 (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 September 22, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/marriage-certificate/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“marriage certificate.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 22 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/marriage-certificate/>.