matrimony

noun mat·ri·mo·ny \ ˈma-trə-ˌmō-nē \
Updated on: 10 Apr 2018

Definition of matrimony

: the state of being married : marriage

Examples of matrimony in a Sentence

  1. two people joined in matrimony

  2. we intend to be joined in matrimony until “death do us part”

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Origin and Etymology of matrimony

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



MATRIMONY Defined for Kids

matrimony

noun mat·ri·mo·ny \ ˈma-trə-ˌmō-nē \

Definition of matrimony for Students

: marriage 1


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