conjugal

adjective
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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Other Words from conjugal

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

Synonyms & Antonyms for conjugal

Synonyms

connubial, marital, married, matrimonial, nuptial, wedded

Antonyms

nonmarital

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Examples of conjugal in a Sentence

newlyweds still in a rapturous state of conjugal happiness

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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 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will likely receive a conjugal coat of arms in a few years, which shows their shields displayed side by side. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How Meghan Markle's Coat of Arms Compares to the Middletons'," 25 May 2018 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge received their conjugal coat of arms (below) two years after their wedding. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "The Meaning Behind Meghan Markle's New Coat of Arms," 25 May 2018 On Wednesday, relatives said, wives and girlfriends of the inmates were permitted conjugal visits. Ana Vanessa Herrero And Nicholas Casey, New York Times, "Venezuela, Accustomed to Tragedy, Is Shaken Again by Horrific Jail Fire," 29 Mar. 2018 Perhaps an allusion to Diana will appear on Harry's conjugal coat of arms as well. Leah Silverman, Town & Country, "Will Meghan Markle's Family Receive a Coat of Arms Before Her Wedding?," 27 Mar. 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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conjugal

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of conjugal

formal : relating to marriage or to a married couple

conjugal

adjective
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

conjugal

adjective
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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