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An unconsummated marriage.
- ‘In a mariage blanc of convenience (for her), he married Thomas Mann's daughter Erika, giving her instant American citizenship and thus saving her from the Nazis.’
- ‘‘The discreet go-betweens are said to be asking members of other royal families and carefully vetted socialites if they might be interested in ‘un mariage blanc.’’
- ‘After taking the name Bert Savoy, he contracted a mariage blanc with a chorus girl and they came to New York as Savoy & Savoy. ...’
French, literally white marriage.
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