mat·ri·mo·nial | \ˌma-trə-ˈmō-nē-əl, -nyəl\

Definition of matrimonial 

: of or relating to marriage, the married state, or married persons

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matrimonially adverb

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conjugal, connubial, marital, married, nuptial, wedded



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Examples of matrimonial in a Sentence

she plans to focus on matrimonial concerns after she's established in her career

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As the couple made their way into the church, the newlyweds walked hand-in-hand in a sweet nod to their own matrimonial bliss. Maria Pasquini,, "Meghan Markle Goes Floral & Coordinates with Prince Harry at Wedding of Princess Diana’s Niece," 17 June 2018 Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber are celebrating two decades of matrimonial bliss. Alexia Fernandez,, "Cindy Crawford Celebrates 20 Years of Marriage to Rande Gerber with Throwback Wedding Photo," 29 May 2018 With cameras allowed inside the ceremony, a slew of networks are carrying live coverage of all the matrimonial magic, including their vows, her dress and the couple's carriage ride around Windsor greeting the public. Deirdre Durkan, The Hollywood Reporter, "Royal Wedding: How to Watch in the U.S.," 14 May 2018 The visual interest is all in the costumes, designed by Mr. Pelly, particularly the dizzying parade of wacky red gowns worn by the ladies who are presented as matrimonial prospects to the Prince at the ball. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "French Opera Takes Over New York," 23 Apr. 2018 Judge Weinstein, an administrative judge, hired her in 2012 to serve as a court attorney referee handling matrimonial cases. Corey Kilgannon, New York Times, "A Real Life ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’," 28 Feb. 2018 Also in the mix are bridesmaids dresses in red and blush, as well as matrimonial sleep sets. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Need a Wedding Dress and Pajamas? Sleeper Is the One-Stop Shop for Both," 5 Feb. 2018 NEW YORK - President Donald Trump's tax law could make divorce an even more miserable experience, according to a new survey of the nation's top matrimonial attorneys. Ben Steverman, Houston Chronicle, "Tax overhaul may mean more acrimonious divorce negotiations," 16 Feb. 2018 President Donald Trump’s tax law could make divorce an even more miserable experience, according to a new survey of the nation’s top matrimonial attorneys. Fortune, "Trump’s Tax Law Could Make Getting Divorced Even Worse," 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of matrimonial

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of matrimonial

: of or relating to marriage


mat·ri·mo·ni·al | \ˌma-trə-ˈmō-nē-əl \

Kids Definition of matrimonial

: of or relating to marriage

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