wedlock

noun wed·lock \ ˈwed-ˌläk \

Definition of wedlock

:the state of being married :marriage, matrimony
out of wedlock
:with the natural parents not legally married to each other

Examples of wedlock in a Sentence

  1. joined the happy couple in holy wedlock

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Origin and Etymology of wedlock

Middle English wedlok, from Old English wedlāc marriage bond, from wedd pledge + -lāc, suffix denoting activity



WEDLOCK Defined for English Language Learners

wedlock

noun

Definition of wedlock for English Language Learners

  • : the state of being married


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wedlock

noun wed·lock \ ˈwed-ˌläk \

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