Other Free Encyclopedias » Marriage and Family Encyclopedia » Relationships

Definition of Marriage - Why People Get Married, Rules And Regulations, Types Of Marriage, Conclusion

united contract legal societies


The institution of marriage is found in all societies. In the United States, marriage means stabilized patterns of norms and roles associated with the mutual relationship between husband and wife. It joins together a man (or men) and a woman (or women) in a special kind of social and legal arrangement that serves several purposes for a society. While this definition fits what is meant by marriage in the United States and other Western nations, it is not broad enough to encompass the essential features of marriage across all cultures. However, because marriage as an institution may differ in structure, function, dynamics, and meaning from one culture to another, no all-encompassing definition of marriage is possible (Kottak 1991). In almost all societies, it entails a legal contract (written or verbal), and this contract varies in the degree to which it can be broken.


Marriage Enrichment - The Marriage Movement, Developments, The Future Of Marriage Enrichment [next] [back] Relationships

User Comments

Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can't read it easily.
Hide my email completely instead?

Cancel or

Vote down Vote up

about 6 years ago

.......what is definition of merriage...

Vote down Vote up

over 1 year ago

Thanks for More information Top 3th packing and moving services India
http://3th.co.in/packers-and-movers-delhi/
http://3th.co.in/packers-and-movers-faridabad/
http://3th.co.in/packers-and-movers-ghaziabad/
http://3th.co.in/packers-and-movers-noida/

Vote down Vote up

almost 6 years ago

why marriage doesn,t sakral any more?

Vote down Vote up

about 6 years ago

hey i just want to say they get marry for a reason.

Vote down Vote up

over 1 year ago

http://www.adword.co.in/
packers and movers bangalore or http://www.adword.co.in/packers-and-movers-bangalore/
packers and movers hyderabad or http://www.adword.co.in/packers-and-movers-hyderabad/

packers and movers delhi or http://www.adword.co.in/packers-and-movers-delhi/
packers and movers gurgaon or http://www.adword.co.in/packers-and-movers-gurgaon/

packers and movers mumbai or http://www.adword.co.in/packers-and-movers-mumbai/
packers and movers pune or http://www.adword.co.in/packers-and-movers-pune/

Vote down Vote up

over 1 year ago

http://www.the5th.in/
http://www.the5th.in/packers-and-movers-hyderabad.html
http://www.the5th.in/packers-and-movers-chennai.html
http://www.the5th.in/packers-and-movers-delhi.html
http://www.the5th.in/packers-and-movers-noida.html
http://www.the5th.in/packers-and-movers-faridabad.html
http://www.the5th.in/packers-and-movers-ghaziabad.html

Vote down Vote up

over 1 year ago

Thanks for information The5th company top services for packing and moving services in India
http://www.the5th.in/packers-and-movers-gurgaon.html
http://www.the5th.in/packers-and-movers-bangalore.html
http://www.the5th.in/packers-and-movers-pune.html
http://www.the5th.in/packers-and-movers-mumbai.html

Vote down Vote up

over 1 year ago

Thanks for More information Export5th in packing moving services
http://www.export5th.in/packers-and-movers-in-mumbai/
http://www.export5th.in/packers-and-movers-in-hyderabad/
http://www.export5th.in/packers-and-movers-in-pune/
http://www.export5th.in/packers-and-movers-in-bangalore/