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- n. A form of advertisement, such as those placed in the classified section of a newspaper or internet, presenting personal information about a person so that they can get married to another individual.
- adj. Of, or having to do with matrimony
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to marriage; derived from marriage; connubial; nuptial; hymeneal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to matrimony; connubial; nuptial: as, matrimonial rights or duties.
- Derived from marriage.
- A statute of 1857 (20 and 21 Vict., c. 85) which established the Conrt for Divorce and Matrimonial Causes, having exclusive jurisdiction over divorce and matrimonial matters, and settled the law relating thereto.
- A statute of 1878 (41 and 42 Vict., c. 19) relating to divorce and judicial separation.
- A statute of 1884 (47 and 48 Vict., c. 68) which substitutes for the restitution of conjugal rights formerly enforced periodical payments of money by the husband, authorizes the court to order a settlement of a wife's property for the benefit of the husband and children, and relates to desertion and custody of children. Synonyms Matrimonial, Connubial, Nuptial, Conjugal, Hymeneal, Marital. Matrimonial, connubial, and conjugal, like matrimony, relate to the married state. Nuptial and hymeneal are more suggestive of the act of marriage or that which is in close connection with it. Connubial suggests the fact that marriage is the union of persons of opposite sexes. Conjugal primarily means belonging to a spouse, and secondarily belonging to the state of spouses—that is, matrimony: as, conjugal felicity, responsibility, obligations, rights. Marital means, specifically, belonging to a husband, but is also used with reference to the married state in general.
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- adj. of or relating to the state of marriage
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