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matrimony

noun mat·ri·mo·ny \ˈma-trə-ˌmō-nē\

: the joining together of a man and woman as husband and wife

Full Definition of MATRIMONY

:  the state of being married :  marriage

Examples of MATRIMONY

  1. two people joined in matrimony
  2. <we intend to be joined in matrimony until death do us part>

Origin of MATRIMONY

Middle English, from Anglo-French matrimoignie, from Latin matrimonium, from matr-, mater mother, matron — more at mother
First Known Use: 14th century

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MATRIMONY Defined for Kids

matrimony

noun mat·ri·mo·ny \ˈma-trə-ˌmō-nē\

Definition of MATRIMONY for Kids

:  marriage 1

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