Definitions for "Civil partnership"
The legal relationship existing between two civil partners who have registered their partnership in accordance with the Civil Partnership Act 2004, which came into force on 5 December 2005.
Civil Partnership is a new legal relationship, which can be registered by two people of the same sex. It gives same-sex couples the ability to obtain legal recognition for their relationship.
A formal partnership between same sex couples. A Civil Partnership is treated in the same way as a marriage for all tax purposes.
a purely civil procedure and will not be able to take place in a religious building