mat·​ri·​mo·​nial ˌma-trə-ˈmō-nē-əl How to pronounce matrimonial (audio)
: of or relating to marriage, the married state, or married persons
matrimonially adverb

Examples of matrimonial in a Sentence

she plans to focus on matrimonial concerns after she's established in her career
Recent Examples on the Web This is a movie about the killing of a matrimonial union curdled by bitterness and unsaid broken promises. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 12 Oct. 2023 Jack Antonoff and Margaret Qualley are glowing in matrimonial bliss. Melissa Montoya, Peoplemag, 26 Aug. 2023 The acrimonious split offers a rare glimpse into a high-profile divorce in New York, where matrimonial proceedings are generally confidential. Chris Dolmetsch, Fortune, 21 Sep. 2023 Powers, who found his victims through matrimonial agencies, was one of the first serial murderers whose crimes were mercilessly exploited by the press, perhaps to distract readers from the Depression. New York Times, 14 Sep. 2023 The trio’s modus operandi was to scan the news and matrimonial ads for real-life wedding stories and incidents. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 30 Aug. 2023 As mentioned above, in addition to having an estate planning attorney create this particular trust, have matrimonial counsel review the draft trust agreement and perhaps offer suggestions on how to phrase some of the clauses that address the fact that there is no commitment, etc. Martin Shenkman, Forbes, 13 Aug. 2023 But as these matrimonial optimists are presumably friends and relatives, not even acknowledging their weddings seems to Miss Manners a bit callous. Miss Manners | Judith Martin, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Aug. 2023 Chip and Joanna Gaines are celebrating two decades of matrimonial bliss! Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 31 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of matrimonial was in the 15th century

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“Matrimonial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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