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traditional marriage

1. A term for marriage between a man and a woman, typically used by those who consider the marriage of a same-sex couple to not be legitimate. Of course I value traditional marriage, but I don't understand why same-sex marriage can't be legal as well.
2. A marriage featuring the traditional customs of a particular group or society. In this country, a traditional marriage is celebrated with a lengthy religious ceremony attended by the entire town.
See also: marriage
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After contributing nondeductible money to a traditional IRA, all investment earnings are tax-deferred until money is withdrawn.
In a statement on Tuesday, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings said, ``Charter schools are empowering low-income parents with new educational options and providing an important lifeline for families in areas where traditional public schools have fallen short of their responsibilities.
Traditional instruction is a method rich in structure and content, and is the most desired methods of instructional delivery for tenured university educators; however, this contradicts what is actually being taught to future educators in universities.
It has an appreciable and growing audience, and it's the place to watch for that potential crisis that you don't want anywhere near the traditional media, no matter who your audience might be.
The sorts of simplifications and the sorts of claims that had first emerged in the early colonial period returned with a vengeance in the 1950s, both on the part of NAD officials and traditional rulers.
Because the effects of competition on the performance of traditional public schools can be identified best during periods in which the amount of competition is changing, these years offer a convenient way to test the effects of expanded school choice.
Now what we have to do first of all is to understand the difference between traditional technologies, which were an extension of our hands, senses, and other parts of our body and which, like the body, were subservient to the soul, and the modern machine which dominates over the human being; an example may explain this: if you were to go to a part of the Muslim world where we still have traditional craftsmen, let us say Isfahan, Fez, Damascus, or somewhere like that, you will see a person sitting with a simple hammer and a simple chisel and producing remarkable geometric patterns in stucco, stone, or wood.
A number of composers and performers with Western musical training formed a group at this time called "The Third Generation," strongly urging composers to stop merely imitating Western music and, instead, create music that fully integrated elements of Western and Korean traditional music.
Are trade and career school owners acquiring traditional colleges and universities confident that the institutions share sufficient fundamentals to produce synergy and savings in facility costs, admissions, back-office operations, and instructional costs?
Over time, these new backup methods should be adopted as specialized agents for more traditional backup systems.
With the recommendations of mathematicians and educators in mind (Lacampagne, 1995; CUPM, 2004) we piloted a modeling-based college algebra course and compared the attitudes of students in the new course with the attitudes of students in a traditional college algebra course.
This book, written mainly for engineering students, gives an excellent summary of traditional environmental pollution issues.
But 16 years later, what Alaskans refer to as "subsistence" activities--the traditional gathering of fish, game and plants for personal and cultural use--remain diminished in the mostly Alutiiq Eskimo villages affected by the oil disaster.
Even in a flourishing real estate market that never seems to lose its luster, developers are discovering that financing the acquisition and development of raw land without other collateral will get them turned away by traditional lenders.
At issue is how to develop a new set of information in addition to that delivered by traditional underwriting that can improve how the industry assesses mortality risk in elderly applicants.