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- n. wedding ceremony
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- n. the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed
1550s, from nuptial, from Latin nūptiālis ("pertaining to marriage"), from nūptiae ("wedding") (note that this is also plural only), from nupta, from nūbō ("I marry, I take as husband") from Proto-Indo-European *sneubho- (“to marry, to wed”). (Wiktionary)