post·​nup·​tial | \ ˌpōs(t)-ˈnəp-shəl How to pronounce postnuptial (audio) , -chəl, nonstandard -chə-wəl \

Definition of postnuptial

: made or occurring after marriage or mating

Examples of postnuptial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Explore your heritage Your postnuptial travel can also be a way to explore your heritage. New York Times, "How to Choose a Honeymoon Destination," 18 Dec. 2019 Much will depend on whether a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement outlining the terms of a possible split exists, according to lawyers who handle divorces for wealthy individuals. Laura Stevens And Sara Randazzo, WSJ, "Bezos Divorce Clouds His Stake in Amazon," 9 Jan. 2019 The couple’s postnuptial visit to Augusta’s home provides some of Ms. Seymour’s most astonishing material. Abigail Deutsch, WSJ, "‘In Byron’s Wake’ Review: Lout and Ladies," 13 Dec. 2018 But not all postnuptial agreements hold up under scrutiny. Tom Orsborn, San Antonio Express-News, "Agreement could keep Spurs owners' divorce private," 15 Feb. 2018 To avoid post-divorce legal squabbles over student debt, couples can create a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. Anna Helhoski, USA TODAY, "5 ways marriage affects your student loans," 26 June 2017 That kind of deal is possible with a postnuptial agreement, a legal contract between spouses who intend to stay together on what happens if their marriage ends. Ben Steverman,, "Why More Couples Are Signing Postnuptial Agreements," 28 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of postnuptial

1807, in the meaning defined above

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“Postnuptial.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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