One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural mariages de convenance
- French term for marriage of convenience
- ‘She does not have the opportunity given to fair ladies of noble birth to make a suitable mariage de convenance.’
- ‘Similar to other marriages among the nobility, Le Fraisne's marriage, as a mariage de convenance, creates a network of alliances to maintain the system's survival.’
- ‘The lords of the territory of Dol, in service to Gurun, exhort him to leave his mistress and make a suitable mariage de convenance.’
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