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    a relationship or civil status which is similar to marriage but does not have the same legal implications

    Others, such as France and the Netherlands, allow couples to choose from a range of “marriage-lite” contracts that incorporate some aspects of marriage, such as tax breaks or asset-sharing after splitting up.

    Submitted by Kerry from United Kingdom on 17/03/2016


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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