Sunday, March 29, 2009

Webster Definition of Marriage Has Changed

The ABA Journal reports Webster Makes It Official: Definition of Marriage Has Changed :

According to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, it is also defined as "the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage," reports the Adjunct Law Prof Blog in a post today. (Others had also noted the change earlier, as a trail of hat-tips makes clear.)


Apparently, however, it wasn't the final holdout. The Oxford English Dictionary, regarded by some as the Bible of English word definition, this month added a secondary definition of marriage in a draft version.

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