conjugal rights

plural noun

: the sexual rights or privileges implied by and involved in the marriage relationship : the right of sexual intercourse between spouses

Word History

First Known Use

1768, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conjugal rights was in 1768

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“Conjugal rights.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conjugal%20rights. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

conjugal rights

noun plural
: the sexual rights or privileges implied by and involved in the marriage relationship : the right of sexual intercourse between husband and wife

Legal Definition

conjugal rights

noun plural
: the rights and privileges (as to love, affection, sexual relations, companionship, comfort, and services) implied by and involved in the marriage relationship
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