pre·​nup·​tial (ˌ)prē-ˈnəp-shəl How to pronounce prenuptial (audio)
 nonstandard  -chə-wəl
: made or occurring before marriage
a prenuptial party

Examples of prenuptial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The firm's experienced divorce attorneys are proven in divorce, child custody, visitation schedules, property division, adoption, prenuptial, and postnuptial law matters. Charlotte Observer, 11 Feb. 2024 Our next topic: These days, being a bridesmaid or groomsman in a wedding can get very expensive, especially if the ceremony and the prenuptial festivities are out of town, adding even more costs on top of the bridal party attire and other expenses. USA TODAY, 17 Mar. 2024 Their expertise extends to drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements to safeguard clients' interests and assets. Charlotte Observer, 11 Feb. 2024 Since Weyrauch and Coppedge chose their wedding date pre-pandemic, their wedding planning has now morphed into organizing vaccine appointments for older guests and listening to their wedding playlist on their long drive to get Johnson & Johnson shots, a one-of-a-kind prenuptial gift. Rashika Jaipuriar, The Indianapolis Star, 31 Mar. 2021 As Hasidic leaders have become increasingly concerned that parents might withdraw their children from Hasidic yeshivas, some have recently turned to prenuptial agreements to head off that possibility before the children are even born. Eliza Shapiro Jonah Markowitz, New York Times, 12 Dec. 2022 The piece invites the audience into a prenuptial gathering for a bride-to-be named Milica and five of her closest female confidantes., 30 Jan. 2022 Nevertheless, attorney Andrea Vacca, owner of the Vacca Family Law Group in Manhattan, said the fact that the divorce was finalized fairly quickly speaks to the utility of a prenuptial pact. Travis Andersen,, 28 Oct. 2022 Dylan, who has been twice married and divorced, then rails at prenuptial agreements, before advocating for a sure-to-be-controversial solution. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prenuptial was in 1857

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“Prenuptial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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