Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Occurring, existing, or done before marriage; coming before marriage; preceding marriage: as, an antenuptial agreement; antenuptial children.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Preceding marriage.
- adj. relating to events before a marriage
“Mostly it is a thankless and objectionable undertaking, but in this instance it was delightful, and we three spent a kind of antenuptial honeymoon that was an experience to be appreciated with a warm glow by one whom the world has all gone by.”
“Looks like the antenuptial joy has had a short life among the usual suspects.”
“In truth, her antenuptial regard for Fitzpiers had been rather of the quality of awe towards”
“In that case, the Supreme Court described the parties as follows: Petitioner made an antenuptial agreement with Kinta Desmare.”
“Therefore men shuffle and lie, and tell themselves that in love — love here being taken to mean all antenuptial contests between man and woman — everything is fair.”
“_ -- In the statutes of 1889 the law on antenuptial marriage agreements was altered to the advantage of the wife.”
“The relations both antenuptial and postnuptial are of the most stringent character.”
“There are no antenuptial relations between the pair, the marriage contract and all arrangements being made by their respective relatives.”
“After a moment spent in the happy digestion of this delightful antenuptial way of exculpating a really outrageous masculine default, it slowly dawned upon him, as he arose and emptied the ash tray into the library fire, that it was most unusual, extraordinary, startling!”
“Mr. Froude thinks that Catharine Howard, the fifth of Henry's wives, was not only guilty of antenuptial slips, but of unfaithfulness to the royal bed.”
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