post·​nup·​tial ˌpōs(t)-ˈnəp-shəl How to pronounce postnuptial (audio)
 nonstandard  -chə-wəl
: made or occurring after marriage or mating

Examples of postnuptial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The court documents also showed that a postnuptial agreement is in place. Appleton — who is a hairstylist to stars including Kim Kardashian — married Gage in a Las Vegas ceremony on April 22 with Kardashian officiating. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 16 Nov. 2023 Since long before the trial, prosecutors have claimed that Bianca’s signature on a postnuptial agreement — finalized in the aftermath of her two affairs, and establishing a pot of $2 million for Bianca to Larry’s $7 million and counting — was forged. Matt Sullivan, Rolling Stone, 2 Aug. 2022 Their postnuptial celebration was just as thoughtful. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, 21 Feb. 2023 Kentucky also allows for postnuptial agreements, which can help couples who didn't sign a prenup before getting married. Sean Scott, The Enquirer, 2 Aug. 2022 Two years later, Big Boi and Sherlita privately signed a postnuptial agreement that divided up their assets and debts. Jack Irvin,, 29 June 2022 The discussion begins when Memphis asks Rawia to translate how important the conversation of a prenup (or a postnuptial agreement) is in their relationship. Kelly Wynne,, 18 Mar. 2022 Hammer plays a newlywed opposite Gal Gadot, who has brought famed detective Hercule Poirot (Branagh) onboard a postnuptial river cruise. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 21 Dec. 2021 Explore your heritage Your postnuptial travel can also be a way to explore your heritage. New York Times, 18 Dec. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1807, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of postnuptial was in 1807

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“Postnuptial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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