from The Century Dictionary.

  • To divorce; dissolve the marriage contract of.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To annul the marriage of; to divorce.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb to undo the action of marrying.


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un- +‎ marry


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  • Media Institute unMarriage event, "where he invited all couples to" unmarry "until everyone has the opportunity to marry whomever they want.

    Culture and Media Institute Headlines 2010

  • If the Census uses current methods, it would "unmarry people who checked off 'married couples,'" — even in states where same-sex marriage is legal, Carey says.

    Same-sex unions a challenge for Census 2009

  • And if you think you should unmarry us, think again.

    Barbara J. Nelson: I Am Like a Free Person of Color in a Slave State 2009

  • The U.S. Census Bureau, principally, is forbidden from counting same-sex married couples as married -- even when they are legally married in their home states -- by the Defense of Marriage Act. In 2010, as in previous decades, the decennial Census will once again unmarry those same-sex couples who report themselves as married, and count them instead as "unmarried partners."

    Philip N. Cohen: Same-Sex Marriage and Children, What We Don't Know Shouldn't Hurt Us 2009

  • But people marry and unmarry for reasons remote from the IRS.

    Repeal The Marriage Tax? 2008

  • To have risked his life in her rescue, at such a moment, seemed to him nothing, could he but more certainly have ascertained her own wishes, and real situation: but as she attempted neither resistance nor remonstrance, he concluded Bellamy spoke truth; and if they were married, he could not unmarry them; and if they were going to her friends, they were doing all he could now exact.

    Camilla 2008

  • Sixtus V., a Cordelier become pope, declared, by his letter of the 25th of June, 1587, to his nuncio in Spain, that he must unmarry all those who were not possessed of testicles.

    A Philosophical Dictionary 2007

  • I hope my fellow citizens will oppose the proposed constitutional amendment that seeks to unmarry the neighbors.

    Philocrites: July 2006 Archives 2006

  • I hope my fellow citizens will oppose the proposed constitutional amendment that seeks to unmarry the neighbors.

    Philocrites: Happy anniversary to me and Mrs P! 2006

  • Gay marriage has been legal in Massachusetts since May 2004, of course, so the citizen petition seeks to "unmarry the neighbors," as E.J. Graff puts it.

    Philocrites: November 2006 Archives 2006


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