Marriage of convenience

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A marriage of convenience (plural marriages of convenience) is a marriage contracted for reasons other than that of relationship, family, or love. Instead, such a marriage is orchestrated for personal gain or some other sort of strategic purpose, such as political marriage. In the cases when it represents a fraud, it is called sham marriage.


  • The marriage of convenience has this to recommend it: we are better judges of convenience than we are of love.

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