mat·​ri·​mo·​ny | \ ˈma-trə-ˌmō-nē How to pronounce matrimony (audio) \

Definition of matrimony

: the state of being married : marriage

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Examples of matrimony in a Sentence

two people joined in matrimony we intend to be joined in matrimony until “death do us part”
Recent Examples on the Web Mass calls to delete Muslim Pro and a separate Muslim matrimony app called Muslim Mingle have since echoed across social media, resonating among communities that have long been the target of government surveillance. Johana Bhuiyan Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Muslims reel over a prayer app that sold user data: ‘A betrayal from within our own community’," 23 Nov. 2020 The new film opens with what may be Wyld Stallyns’ final gig: a wedding uniting Bill’s and Ted’s families in very unholy matrimony. Devin Gordon, The Atlantic, "Bill and Ted Meet Their Destiny," 28 Aug. 2020 Does this 24 year old girl decide to settle down like any other good Indian girl to matrimony and domestication? Monita Soni, al, "Gunjan Saxena is a story of courage," 17 Aug. 2020 To an immunologist, though, the aesthetics of this macabre form of unholy matrimony aren’t actually the weirdest part. Katherine J. Wu, New York Times, "How the Ultimate Live-in Boyfriend Evolved His Way Around Rejection," 30 July 2020 Myrtle has become the emblem of matrimony within bridal bouquets and a sprig was included in the bouquets of Princess Eugenie, Duchess Kate, and even Queen Elizabeth. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, "Princess Beatrice's Pale Pink Wedding Bouquet Included This Traditional Flower," 18 July 2020 With his enticing 6-part drama Belgravia, coproduced by ITV and Epix, Fellowes attempts a new approach: centering the lives of older women who are decades beyond chasing love, wealth or matrimony. Robyn Bahr, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Belgravia': TV Review," 10 Apr. 2020 An indifferent judge united Jimmy and Kim (Rhea Seehorn) in matrimony. Darren Franich,, "Better Call Saul goes Bad in a stunning survival tale," 7 Apr. 2020 The Grammy winner secretly married the athlete in a private L.A. wedding ceremony in November 2010, and the pair kept their matrimony under wraps for months before confirming the news in January 2011. Sophie Dodd,, "All the Celebrity Couples Who've Called It Quits in 2019," 11 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of matrimony

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for matrimony

Middle English, from Anglo-French matrimoignie, from Latin matrimonium, from matr-, mater mother, matron — more at mother

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“Matrimony.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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