Legal Definition of Marianismo

Meaning of Marianismo

The Spanish and Latin American ideal of women being modest, restrained, virtuous, and nurturing. Women are expected to be sexually abstinent before marriage and passive in response to their husbands’ demands after marriage. Women are expected to have sexual intercourse only with their husbands. “Marianismo” comes from the Virgin Mary, whose life women are encouraged to emulate as a model of “proper” femininity. See machismo.

Synonyms of Marriage

(Intimate relationship), noun

  • accouplement
  • alliance
  • bond
  • close relationship
  • closeness
  • cohabitation
  • couplement
  • coupling
  • intimacy
  • joining
  • linkage
  • linking
  • tie
  • union Associated Concepts: commonlaw marriage

(Wedlock), noun

  • bond of matrimony
  • cohabitation
  • coniugium
  • conjugal union
  • conjugality
  • connubiality
  • espousal
  • espousement
  • marriage tie
  • married life
  • married state
  • married status
  • matrimonium
  • matrimony
  • nuptiae
  • nuptial bond
  • nuptial tie
  • spousal
  • wedded state
  • wedding Associated Concepts: adultery
  • annulment
  • bigamous marriage
  • consensual marriage
  • consummation of marriage
  • contract of marriage
  • coverture
  • curtesy
  • divorce
  • dower
  • marriage ceremony
  • marriage license
  • marriage promise
  • polygamous marriage
  • solemnize a marriage
  • void marriage
  • voidable marriage foreign phrases: Nuptias non concubitus sed consensus facit
  • Not cohabitation but consent makes the valid marriage
  • Pater est quemnuptioe demonstrant
  • He is the father whom the marriage points out
  • Semper praesumiturpro matrimonio
  • The presumption is always in favor of the validity of a marriage
  • Subsequens matrimonium tollit peccatum praecedens
  • A subsequent marriage removes a previous fault

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Marriage Legal Definition

Marriage in Connecticut

Means the legal union of two persons. General Statutes of Connecticut (U.S.) § 46b-20 (2013). marriage (see Marriage and Disolution of Marriage in Connecticut here)

Note: Definition based in the Connecticut Judicial Branch Family Glossary

Marriage in the Dictionary of Law consisting of Judicial Definitions and Explanations of Words, Phrases and Maxims

French mariage: Latin maritare: maritus, a husband. The private relation which includes the reciprocal duties of husband and wife. 1 Bl. Com. 433. An engagement by which a single man and a single woman of sufficient discretion take each other for husband and wife. Milford v. Worcester, 7 Mass. *52 (1810), Parsons, Chief Justice. Marriage is the most important transaction of life; It is the basis of the entire fabric of all civilized society. Randall v. Kreiger, 23 Wall. 147 (1874), Swayne, J. To a valid marriage, consent is all that is necessary. If made per verba de præsenti, by words in the present tense, though not consummated by cohabitation, or per verba de futuro, by words of the future tense, and followed by consummation, it amounts to a valid marriage, in the absence of civil regulations to the contrary. It may be proved by reputation, declarations, conduct and other circumstances usually accompanying the relation – 1 Bl. Com. 439; and by what would be proof where the marriage took place.Patterson v. Gaines, 6 How. 587 (1818).

Note: This legal definition of Marriage in the Dictionary of Law (English and American Jurisprudence) is from 1893.

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    Davis, Natalie Zemon, and Arlette Farge, eds. Renaissance and Enlightenment Paradoxes. Vol. 3 of A History of Women in the West, edited by Georges Duby and Michelle Perrot. Cambridge, Mass., 1993.

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    Levin, Eve. Sex and Society in the World of the Orthodox Slavs, 900-1700. Ithaca, N.Y., 1989.

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    Sperling, Jutta. Convents and the Body Politic in Renaissance Venice. Chicago, 1999.

    Stretton, Tim. Women Waging Law in Elizabethan England. Cambridge, U.K., 1998.

    Vickery, Amanda. The Gentleman’s Daughter: Women’s Lives in Georgian England. New Haven, 1998.

    Wiesner, Merry E. Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe. 2nd ed. Cambridge, U.K., 2000.

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    Marriage in Law Enforcement

    Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of marriage.


    Legal English Vocabulary: Marriage in Spanish

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    Legal English Vocabulary: Marriage and Family in Spanish

    Online translation of the English legal term marriage and family into Spanish: Matrimonio y familia (English to Spanish translation) . More about legal dictionary from english to spanish online.

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    Further Reading

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    • Marriage
    • Common Law Marriage
    • Marriage License
    • Voidable Marriage
    • Family

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