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civil partnership

Subject: Law

A new legal status, created by the Civil Partnership Act 2004, that confers analogous rights to those conferred by marriage on same-sex couples who register their relationship. To be ...

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A Dictionary of Gender Studies

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology, Politics
Length:
118 words

...civil partnership The legally recognized union between same-sex couples with similar rights and obligations as in marriage. Civil partnerships are solemnized and recognized only in a limited number of countries. In the UK they were introduced in 2004 . While some LBGT rights campaigners argue for civil partnerships as a means of securing public recognition for same-sex relationships and putting homosexuals on the same public footing as heterosexuals, others argue against this. They regard such partnerships as reproductive of heterosexual relationship...

civil partnership

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
504 words

... partnership Civil partnership is a status created in United Kingdom law by the Civil Partnership Act 2004 . This Act, which came into force in late 2005 , allows adult same‐sex couples to gain formal legal recognition of their relationships. Couples gain access to a range of rights and responsibilities, which resemble the status of marriage . The legislation was introduced by the Labour government, and was justified on the basis of equality and dignity. It has proven extremely popular, and take up has exceeded the government's expectations. The Act...

civil partnership

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A Dictionary of Law (10 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Law
Length:
499 words

... partnership A legal status, created by the Civil Partnership Act 2004, that confers analogous rights to those conferred by marriage on couples who formalize their relationship in accordance with the Act. Originally, civil partnerships were limited to same-sex couples, but they were extended to couples regardless of gender by the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc.) Act 2019. To be eligible to form a civil partnership, the parties must be over 16 years of age and not related to each other within the prohibited degrees . The...

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
396 words

... partnership The legal status, created by the Civil Partnership Act 2004 , that confers analogous rights to those conferred by marriage on same-sex couples who register their relationship. To be eligible to form a civil partnership, the parties must be over 16 years of age, of the same sex, and not related to each other within the prohibited degrees . The partnership can be dissolved by the granting by a court of a dissolution order , on proof by the applicant that the partnership has irretrievably broken down. This must be evidenced by one of four facts:...

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Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

... partnership is ‘a legally recognized union of a same-sex couple, with rights similar to those of marriage’ ( COD , 2006 ). In the UK, a form of civil union was brought into force by the Civil Partnership Act of 2004 . In official use, however, the word marriage is not used in this...

civil partnership

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Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

...civil partnership is ‘a legally recognized relationship similar to but distinct from marriage, available in certain jurisdictions to same-sex couples’ ( OED ). In the UK, a form of civil union was brought into force by the Civil Partnership Act of 2004 . See also gay marriage...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
49 words
civil partnership

civil partnership  

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Law
A new legal status, created by the Civil Partnership Act 2004, that confers analogous rights to those conferred by marriage on same-sex couples who register their relationship. To be eligible to form ...
12 The Economics of Print

12 The Economics of Print   Reference library

Alexis Weedon

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
7,076 words
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Oxford University Press
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...in the reduction of unit costs, however, was the reduction in paper prices (combined with its greater availability). 8 Types of publishing firm At the end of the 19 th century, the newspaper and publishing industry consisted mainly of family businesses and partnerships. In the book trade, partnerships were often turned into family businesses when partners were bought out or lists were sold, and the business was handed down to the founder’s sons and grandsons. Printers apprenticed their sons to their clients’ businesses, and publishers found their sons places...

Family and Society

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Ralph Houlbrooke

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
6,144 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...two parents living at the same address registered nearly two‐thirds of these births outside marriage underlines the importance of the shift from marriage, with its connotations of permanence, formal obligation, and tradition, to ‘partnership’. In the absence of formal registration, it is impossible to say exactly how common ‘partnership’ is compared with marriage or to assess its stability. The decline of formal marriage and its effects, particularly on children, have been the subjects of pessimistic discussion. One of the more optimistic commentators is Jane...

20a The History of the Book in Britain, c.1475–1800

20a The History of the Book in Britain, c.1475–1800   Reference library

Andrew Murphy

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
6,077 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...London 4 MS circulation and playbooks 5 Religious publishing 6 Copyright and control 7 Conclusion 1 Origins The history of the book in Britain begins, in fact, on the Continent. In 1471 , the Kent-born merchant *Caxton travelled from Bruges to Cologne, where he formed a partnership with the printer and *punchcutter Johannes Veldener . Having mastered the art of printing, Caxton returned to Bruges in the following year, probably accompanied by Veldener and by an assistant, de *Worde . At Bruges, the merchant set up a press and issued the first...

Prose

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
4,185 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

... identified itself with the older principle of absolutism or Polizeiwissenschaft —the philosophy of rule by state—as if to declare its opposition to the more liberal philosophy of commercial civil society promoted by Jeffrey in the Edinburgh . The common result was jointly to represent the uniquely British and uniquely productive tension between state and civil society, polizei and commerce, inscribing it in Britain's intellectual public culture as perhaps nowhere else in Europe. The Edinburgh Review claimed to draw its readers from the 200,000 lower...

The Medina Document

The Medina Document   Reference library

Ali Bulaç

Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
7,296 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...power to the central authority (the state?) in judiciary, defense, and the proclamation of war—legislation, culture, science, arts, economy, education, health and other services are left to civil society. Through other reports from the Prophet, we know that the government is restricted to such areas as taxing, judiciary, and defense; whereas other areas remain with civil society. Other conclusions can be drawn from the general decrees of the Document, yet this is not the proper place. The importance of the Document for us lies in the fact that...

1 Corinthians

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John Barclay and John Barclay

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
31,224 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...‘knowledge’, 8:1 ), he urges them to consider what sorts of ‘partnerships’ (or ‘sharing’, Gk. koinōnia ) they are undertaking. At the Lord's Supper, the cup (known as ‘the cup of blessing’ because of the prayer, blessing God, which is spoken over it) is a ‘partnership’ in the blood of Christ. Similarly, the bread which is broken is a ‘partnership’ in the body of Christ ( 10:16 ). It is difficult to determine what sort of ‘sacramental theology’ undergirds these statements. Is the ‘partnership’ merely represented by the cup and bread, or actually ...

47 The History of the Book in Canada

47 The History of the Book in Canada   Reference library

Patricia Lockhart Fleming

The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
5,134 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Illustration(s):
1

...was one of three publishers sharing a school reader contract that would earn profits for the next twenty years. The others were Gage and the *Methodist Book and Publishing House . Finally sold to a multinational in 2003 , Gage had opened as the Toronto branch of a Montreal partnership in 1860 . In addition to printing, publishing, and bookselling, W. J. Gage operated a paper mill and made a speciality of school notebooks: for the 1898 school season, he had two dozen workers filling orders from all parts of the country. Established by Ryerson in 1829 to...

48 The History of the Book in America

48 The History of the Book in America   Reference library

Scott E. Casper and Joan Shelley Rubin

The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
13,059 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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... of legal *forms and other *ephemera . He procured lucrative government contracts to print the laws and proceedings of the Pennsylvania assembly and issues of paper money for Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey, and he won Pennsylvania’s postmastership in 1737 . Through partnership arrangements, Franklin helped establish printing offices across the colonies, including his former *journeyman *Timothy ’s office in Charleston, South Carolina. He also set up paper mills (including Virginia’s first) to control the supply for his own printing and to assist...

5 The European Medieval Book

5 The European Medieval Book   Reference library

Christopher de Hamel

The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
10,077 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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1

...Christian book culture, sometimes in direct conflict and often in an uneasy partnership. The earliest adherents of Christianity grew up in a civilization familiar with Greek and Latin texts of poetry, philosophy, history, and science. Early Christian writers such as Boethius ( c .480– c .524 ) and Cassiodorus ( c .490– c .580 ) worked and wrote within this tradition. Boethius was the author of commentaries on Aristotle as well as a work on the Trinity. Cassiodorus, a former Roman civil servant, assembled the Variae , a collection of imperial laws, before...

Acts

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Loveday Alexander and Loveday Alexander

The Oxford Bible Commentary

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
42,037 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...Part Company Paul's second journey begins after an unspecified interval ( v. 36 ) and without the formal commissioning ceremony of the first. Its initial motive is simply to follow up the previous mission and revisit the converts made on that occasion ( v. 36 ). But the partnership with Barnabas comes to an end at this point ( vv. 37–9 ): he is not mentioned again in Acts, though Paul assumes he is known to the Corinthians ( 1 Cor 9:6 ). The link with Jerusalem is maintained, however, in the person of Silas, who has apparently returned from Jerusalem...

revocation of will

revocation of will  

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Overview Page
Subject:
Law
The cancellation of a will. The testator may revoke his will by destroying it with that intention, by making a new will inconsistent with the original, or by making a new will expressly revoking the ...

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