Marriage

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Marriage

A legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.
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Hypothesis 5: Brides participating in a religious wedding ceremony will be less likely to keep their name upon marriage than brides participating in a secular wedding ceremony.
In this Jewish secular wedding the institutionalized authority of the religion of Moses and Israel was replaced by a flexible and indefinite authority source that can be interpreted in multiple ways.
34) Although this secular oratory was an important predecessor of later humanist rhetoric in general, no examples of secular wedding speeches survive before the fifteenth century, except for brief legal formulae.