prenuptial agreement


variants or less commonly prenup or prenuptial
: 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

Examples of prenuptial agreement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The amicable decision comes less than a week after TMZ reported that Asghari signed a prenuptial agreement that gives him no payout in the event of divorce and precludes him from getting spousal support. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, 23 Aug. 2023 After news of the divorce broke, tabloid media reports claimed that Asghari was threatening Spears to pay him more than what their prenuptial agreement provided. Elizabeth Wagmeister, Variety, 19 Aug. 2023 Spears has a prenuptial agreement with Asghari, according to multiple publications. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 17 Aug. 2023 But the cost of legal fees for a prenuptial agreement slowed it. Tammy Lagorce, New York Times, 11 Aug. 2023 Lenny and Lisa signed a prenuptial agreement before they wed in 2009, and, per the terms, Lenny will pay spousal support to Lisa. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 31 July 2023 Christine had remained in the home since the former couple filed for divorce on May 1, despite a clause in her prenuptial agreement that reportedly required her to leave within 30 days. Tommy McArdle, Peoplemag, 8 Aug. 2023 The pair had a prenuptial agreement in place prior to his divorce filing. Dory Jackson, Peoplemag, 25 July 2023 That is not to say that every couple needs a prenuptial agreement. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 25 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prenuptial agreement was in 1882

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prenuptial agreement

pre·​nup·​tial agreement
prē-ˈnəp-shəl-, -chəl-

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