Its definitions of husband and wife are set to be revised as part of an ongoing programme, but for now remain less than up-to-date.
The definition of "husband" reads: 1. "The master of a house, the male head of a household." And 2. "A man joined to a woman by marriage. Correlative to wife."
While "wife" reads: 1. "A woman: formerly in general sense; in later use restricted to a woman of humble rank or 'of low employment' (Johnson), esp. one engaged in the sale of some commodity." And 2. "A woman joined to a man by marriage; a married woman. Correlative to husband." (Bury, 2013a).
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