marriage certificate


marriage certificate
marriage certificate n: a document which certifies that a marriage has taken place, which contains information (as time and place) about the ceremony, and which is signed by the parties, witnesses, and officiant

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

marriage certificate
n.
A document certifying that a couple is legally married.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


marriage certificate
A document that provides proof of a marriage, typically issued to the newlyweds a few weeks after they file for the certificate in a county office. Most states require both spouses, the person who officiated the marriage, and one or two witnesses to sign the marriage certificate; often this is done just after the ceremony.
Category: Divorce & Family Law

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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