Definition of civil partner noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


civil partner

BrE BrE//ˌsɪvl ˈpɑːtnə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɪvl ˈpɑːrtnər//
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(in some countries) the person that somebody has a civil partnership with (= a legal relationship between two people of the same sex, with the same legal status as marriage) Civil partners are taxed in exactly the same way as married couples.