open marriage

(noun) A marriage in which each individual is free to enter into romantic or sexual relationships with others and thus have extramarital relationships.

Audio Pronunciation: (o·pen mar·riage)

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: open marriages
  • A type open relationship and polyamory.
  • Open marriage used in a sentence: My partner and I are exploring the idea of an open marriage.

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Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).

 

How to Cite the Definition of Open Marriage

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “open marriage.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 16, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/open-marriage/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

open marriage. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/open-marriage/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “open marriage.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 16, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/open-marriage/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“open marriage.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/open-marriage/>.