marriage of convenience

noun

  • Business (Corporate) Law/Company Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law

Definitions of marriage of convenience

  • a marriage arranged or entered into for a (non-romantic) financial, practical, or political purpose that benefits of one or both spouses, such as to gain nationality

    The family never went to the wedding, or met the groom, and believe the short-lived union was a marriage of convenience, purely for a green card.

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