con·​ju·​gal | \ ˈkän-ji-gəl also kən-ˈjü- How to pronounce conjugal (audio) \

Definition of conjugal

: of or relating to the married state or to married persons and their relations : connubial conjugal happiness

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conjugality \ ˌkän-​ji-​ˈga-​lə-​tē How to pronounce conjugality (audio) , -​jü-​ \ noun
conjugally \ ˈkän-​ji-​gə-​lē How to pronounce conjugally (audio) also  kən-​ˈjü-​ \ adverb

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Examples of conjugal in a Sentence

newlyweds still in a rapturous state of conjugal happiness
Recent Examples on the Web Gama was accused of using conjugal visits to help coordinate the assault. Alex Cuadros, Harper's magazine, "“My Gang Is Jesus”," 20 Jan. 2020 Plus, Empress Elizabeth blamed Catherine for not performing her conjugal duties. Kristin Vartan,, "Love HBO’s Catherine the Great? There's more to know about the Russian empress," 18 Nov. 2019 My daughter, Alia, the happy outcome of a conjugal visit before such meetings were disallowed during the low point of the tough-on-crime Nineties, lives in San Francisco. Kenneth E. Hartman, Harper's magazine, "Life after Life," 16 Sep. 2019 By then, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s conjugal viewing of the solar eclipse (taxpayer bill: $33,000) or Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson’s dining room set ($31,000) barely left a blip in the collective conscience. Jacob S. Hacker, Washington Post, "The missteps and misdeeds of Trump’s Cabinet," 1 Aug. 2019 The design bears a resemblance to her conjugal cypher with her husband. Eileen Reslen, Town & Country, "Here's Your First Look at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Joint Royal Monogram," 26 July 2018 Journalist Georgie Gardner of Australia's The Today Show was the first person to publicly reveal Meghan and Harry's conjugal monogram during a live broadcast of her show Wednesday. Eileen Reslen, Town & Country, "Here's Your First Look at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Joint Royal Monogram," 26 July 2018 In this episode! Veronica and Archie had a locker room conjugal visit! Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Riverdale Is Officially Out of Control," 15 Nov. 2018 As Cosmo UK notes, every member of the royal family has their own official monogram (or royal cypher, as they're called), and each royal couple has a conjugal cypher representing them as a pair. Lindsey V Thompson, Teen Vogue, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Joint Monogram Has Been Revealed," 27 July 2018

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First Known Use of conjugal

1545, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for conjugal

Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin conjugalis, from conjug-, conjux husband, wife, from conjungere to join, unite in marriage

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The first known use of conjugal was in 1545

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29 Jan 2020

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“Conjugal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of conjugal

formal : relating to marriage or to a married couple


con·​ju·​gal | \ ˈkän-ji-gəl, kən-ˈjü- How to pronounce conjugal (audio) \

Medical Definition of conjugal

: of or relating to the married state or to married persons and their relations conjugal happiness

Other Words from conjugal

conjugally \ -​gə-​lē How to pronounce conjugally (audio) \ adverb


con·​ju·​gal | \ ˈkän-jə-gəl How to pronounce conjugal (audio) \

Legal Definition of conjugal

: of or relating to marriage or to married persons and their relationships

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