1. a marriage in accordance with the classical norms of a given culture, generally for the main reason of establishing a family unit. Even though prenuptial traditions differ in various society’s, a traditional marriage usually follows a time of courtship, public proclamation of wedding plans, and a marriage ceremony. 2. a marriage of wife and husband, wherein the husband is the main or only breadwinner and the wife holds main or total accountability for keeping up the household and managing care or children.

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE: “The traditional marriage is far less common in today’s American culture than it was even twenty years ago.”
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