prenuptial

adjective
pre·​nup·​tial | \ (ˌ)prē-ˈnəp-shəl How to pronounce prenuptial (audio) , -chəl, nonstandard -chə-wəl \

Definition of prenuptial

: made or occurring before marriage a prenuptial party

Examples of prenuptial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And prenuptial parties are increasingly adding to those numbers. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 25 July 2022 And attorneys are working overtime to hammer out prenuptial agreements. Washington Post, 10 Apr. 2022 Rules outlining prenuptial agreements can vary from state to state. Ramishah Maruf, CNN, 29 Mar. 2022 In the season sneak peek, all of the couples face their own challenges including family drama, pregnancy scares and prenuptial agreements. Stephanie Wenger, PEOPLE.com, 10 Mar. 2022 Marie’s immediate social milieu has been recreated from information gleaned about the eighty-three people who signed the prenuptial contract of her eldest surviving daughter, Françoise. Lynn Hunt, The New York Review of Books, 7 Oct. 2021 Part of her job included conversations with clients looking for prenuptial agreements. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 5 Dec. 2021 Marie’s immediate social milieu has been recreated from information gleaned about the eighty-three people who signed the prenuptial contract of her eldest surviving daughter, Françoise. Lynn Hunt, The New York Review of Books, 7 Oct. 2021 Marie’s immediate social milieu has been recreated from information gleaned about the eighty-three people who signed the prenuptial contract of her eldest surviving daughter, Françoise. Lynn Hunt, The New York Review of Books, 7 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of prenuptial

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Prenuptial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prenuptial. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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