till death us do part


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till death us do part

A common phrase used in wedding ceremonies indicating that the marriage bond shall be intended to last until death. Taken from the marriage liturgy in the Anglican Communion's Book of Common Prayer, the phrase refers to the fact that marriage is seen in the Christian faith as insoluble except by the death of one of the partners. (Also worded as "till death do us part," especially in the United States.) It was only as I said "Till death us do part" that I realized the solemnity and magnitude of our marriage to one another.
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From left, Simon Day as Alf Garnett, Lizzie Roper as Else, Sydney Rae White as Rita and Carl Au as Mike in Till Death Us Do Part
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