civil union
Noun

civil union (plural civil unions)

  1. A legal union similar to marriage, established to allow same-sex couples (and, in some jurisdictions, opposite-sex couples) rights similar to those married couples have.
Synonyms
  • (similar arrangement in various jurisdictions) civil union (several states in the U.S.), domestic partnership (several states in the U.S.), registered partnership (California), registered relationship (Victoria, Australia), significant relationship (Tasmania, Australia)
Translations
  • French: union civile, pacte civil de solidarité
  • German: eingetragene Partnerschaft
  • Italian: unione civile
  • Portuguese: união civil, união de facto (Portugal), união estável (Brazil)
  • Russian: гражда́нский брак
  • Spanish: unión civil, unión de hecho, pareja de hecho



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