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Thread: out of wedlock

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    out of wedlock

    It seems to me "out of wedlock" is often used as "of parents not legally married to each other": born out of wedlock; I wonder if it can also be used to describe just the subject himself, not his parents, such as "He just got a divorce; he's now out of the wedlock"?
    Last edited by MadHorse; 21-Jan-2006 at 18:10.

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    Re: out of wedlock

    Theoretically, yes, but I've only heard the term used for those born out of it- it's a rather old-fashioned term, as nowadays there is little or no stigma attached to it. Apart from that, I have seen the term used in the phrase 'wedlock is padlock'.


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