mat·​ri·​mo·​nial | \ ˌma-trə-ˈmō-nē-əl How to pronounce matrimonial (audio) , -nyəl \

Definition of matrimonial

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

Other Words from matrimonial

matrimonially adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for matrimonial



  • nonmarital
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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 After practicing for decades as the founding partner of Chemtob Moss Forman & Beyda, one of the largest matrimonial firms in New York City, Ms. Chemtob went through a divorce herself, in 2012. New York Times, 17 June 2022 Mogerman, the matrimonial lawyer, supports waiting periods between the introduction of a prenup and the wedding date. Michael Waters, The New Yorker, 12 July 2022 That’s largely because of the pandemic causing couples to delay their matrimonial celebrations. Saba Hamedy, NBC News, 9 July 2022 Nancy Chemtob, a matrimonial lawyer, has helped Mary-Kate Olsen, Tory Burch, Bobby Flay and other celebrities get divorced. New York Times, 17 June 2022 But civil and matrimonial lawyer Marilyn Chinitz disagreed, countering that the op-ed clearly referenced Depp and a domestic violence claim Heard publicly made against him two years prior. Rebecca Rosenberg, Fox News, 12 May 2022 The first is weddings: this year will see the highest number of matrimonial celebrations since 1984. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 9 May 2022 Dylan Mitchell, Partner in the New York City office of Blank Rome, handles complex matrimonial disputes, custody, and visitation matters for high-net-worth and high-profile clients. Legal Entertainment, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 When creating his matrimonial profile on, a male engineer can pick his alma mater from the 14 Indian institutions listed on the site. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 31 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of matrimonial

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Matrimonial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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mat·​ri·​mo·​ni·​al | \ ˌma-trə-ˈmō-nē-əl How to pronounce matrimonial (audio) \

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: of or relating to marriage

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