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wedlock

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noun wed·lock \ˈwed-ˌläk\

Simple Definition of wedlock

  • : the state of being married

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of wedlock

  1. :  the state of being married :  marriage, matrimony

out of wedlock

  1. :  with the natural parents not legally married to each other

Examples of wedlock in a sentence

  1. <joined the happy couple in holy wedlock>



Origin and Etymology of wedlock

Middle English wedlok, from Old English wedlāc marriage bond, from wedd pledge + -lāc, suffix denoting activity


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with wedlock

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WEDLOCK Defined for Kids

wedlock

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noun wed·lock \ˈwed-ˌläk\

Definition of wedlock for Students

  1. :  marriage 1





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