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marital status

noun
     
marital status [uncountable]
whether someone is married - used especially on official forms:
Marital status: married/single/divorced
They asked questions about the age, sex and marital status of all the people in the house.
WORD FOCUS: married WORD FOCUS: married
single not married
divorced
if you are divorced, you have officially ended your marriage to someone
engaged
if you are engaged to be married, you have formally agreed to marry someone in the future
widowed
if you are widowed, your husband or wife has died
be living together
to be living as a couple in the same house without being married
spouse
formal the person you are married to
partner
your husband, wife, boyfriend, or girlfriend
marital status
whether you are single or married - used on official forms


See also
married

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