Examples of wedlock in a Sentence
joined the happy couple in holy wedlock
Recent Examples of wedlock from the Web
Fewer than one in 10 kids were born out of wedlock; now it’s four in 10.
The proportion of out-of-wedlock births varied a great deal according to race and ethnicity.
Given their 12-year age difference, intercourse outside of wedlock would have been considered statutory rape.
Many stigmas, like pre-marital sex or having children out of wedlock, are quickly disappearing.
Today, 40 percent of children are born out of wedlock, up from 5 percent in 1960.
He was born out of wedlock to the dictator’s elder son, Yakov Dzhugashvili (Stalin’s original name).
In 2015, Irish voters backed a proposal to allow gay marriage by almost a 2-to-1 margin, making the nation the first in the world to back wedlock for same-sex couples in a referendum.
What’s more, the number of single mothers is way up as a result of divorce and out-of-wedlock births.
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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
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of wedlock for English Language Learners
: the state of being married
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