prenuptial agreement

noun \ ˈprē-ˌnəp \
variants: or less commonly prenup or prenuptial
|Updated on: 29 May 2018

Definition of prenuptial agreement

: an agreement made between two people before marrying that establishes rights to property and support 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 Philadelphia
  • Even though there's a prenup, it's unclear how much of Liz's money Fortensky will end up with …
  • Newsweek

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1882

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PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT Defined for English Language Learners

prenuptial agreement

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


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

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