prenuptial agreement

noun
variants: or less commonly prenup or prenuptial
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of prenuptial agreement

play \ˈprē-ˌnəp\ :an agreement made between two people before marrying in which they give up future rights to each other's property in the event of divorce or death
  • Prenuptial agreements have long been used by couples who want to set down the terms of any future divorce before they walk down the aisle.
  • —Desa Philadelpha
  • Even though there's a prenup, it's unclear how much of Liz's money Fortensky will end up with …
  • Newsweek

First Known Use of prenuptial agreement

1882


PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT Defined for English Language Learners

prenuptial agreement

noun

Definition of prenuptial agreement for English Language Learners

  • law : an official agreement that two people make before they marry in which they state how much of each other's property each will receive if they divorce or if one of them dies


Law Dictionary

prenuptial agreement

noun pre·nup·tial agreement \ prē-ˈnəp-shəl-, -chəl- \

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