- a legal union or contract, similar to a marriage, between two people of the same sex
Example Sentences Including 'civil partnership'
It is unlikely that this case would have any bearing on the break-up of a long-term civil partnership.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
The civil partnership ceremony at register offices will give same-sex lovers similar rights as married couples.
Sun, News of the World (2005)
The government's civil partnership scheme, by contrast, institutionalises distrust.
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