antenuptial

adjective

an·​te·​nup·​tial ˌan-ti-ˈnəp-shəl How to pronounce antenuptial (audio)
-chəl;
 nonstandard  -shə-wəl,
 nonstandard  -chə-

Word History

First Known Use

1671, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antenuptial was in 1671

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“Antenuptial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antenuptial. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Legal Definition

antenuptial

adjective
an·​te·​nup·​tial ˌan-tə-ˈnəp-shəl, -chəl How to pronounce antenuptial (audio)
: made or occurring before marriage
an antenuptial obligation
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