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

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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 Kelly Frawley, a partner at a law firm who specializes in family and matrimonial law in New York City, recently did a postnup for a couple buying a home. Emma Pattee, Marie Claire, 19 May 2021 Your matrimonial attorney can work with your accountant to help advise how to report and apply these considerations to your divorce negotiations. Kelly Frawley And Emily Pollock, Forbes, 16 Apr. 2021 In another indicator of matrimonial discontent, China’s Ministry of Public Security earlier this month published figures showing that birthrates in the country dropped by 15 percent compared to the year before. Washington Post, 24 Feb. 2021 Even wedding planners, who make their living by creating matrimonial magic, agree. New York Times, 14 Jan. 2021 The attorney James Mermigis specializes in business, commercial, matrimonial, estate, personal-injury, and constitutional law. Eric Lach, The New Yorker, 18 Dec. 2020 Each Sunday the Times of India prints a section of matrimonial ads for people searching for spouses. Ananya Panchal,, 3 Oct. 2020 However, a friend who works with creative agency Leo Burnett put them in touch with matrimonial website Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, 6 May 2020 With the scarf, Tate bound together the wrists of Anker and Nelson, their mates looking on with some measure of bafflement at this quasi-matrimonial sacrament. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, 24 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of matrimonial

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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26 May 2021

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“Matrimonial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of matrimonial

formal : of or relating to marriage


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

Kids Definition of matrimonial

: of or relating to marriage


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