Definitions

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  • adj. Not in a marital relationship; unmarried to one another

Etymologies

non- +‎ marital (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Another important distinction that gets lost when talking about what to call the one-sexed kind of nonmarital arrangement: the misuse of the word“ban”.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Gay Marriage or Homosexual Marriage?

  • Figure 5.3 shows that as a fraction of all switching, nonmarital switching has grown over the last three decades, even though both switching and as we shall shortly see intermarriage have grown, presumably factors that boosted marital switching.23 So switching is up, and nonmarital switching is up even more.

    American Grace

  • These interconnected issues involving nonmarital sex, homosexuality, pornography, and abortion had become white-hot during the long Sixties.

    American Grace

  • To be sure, some conversions in these latter two categories could have been nonmarital in origin, but that seems unlikely.

    American Grace

  • All this is even truer of nonmarital partnerships—more intermarriage and less convergent conversion.

    American Grace

  • What followed was what historian Clare Lyons calls “the assault on nonmarital sexuality.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Most tellingly, in the decades after the Revolution, a raft of medical literature appeared that counseled against all forms of nonmarital—and even many forms of marital—sex.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Black women, who as slaves were not punished or shamed for nonmarital sex, received fiery warnings:

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • We have seen that thousands of “fallen women”—not just prostitutes but also those who had engaged in any nonmarital sex—were placed in asylums where they were trained to repress their desires and become either servants for respectable families or wives of upstanding men.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • After the war, nonmarital sex appears to have grown increasingly popular.

    A Renegade History of the United States

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