from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to marriage or the relationship of spouses.

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  • adj. Of, or relating to marriage, or the relationship of spouses

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Belonging to marriage; suitable or appropriate to the marriage state or to married persons; matrimonial; connubial.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to marriage; of the nature of marriage; matrimonial; nuptial: as, a conjugal union; the conjugal relation.
  • Pertaining to the relation, of husband and wife; arising from or proper to marriage; connubial; individually, marital or wifely.
  • Synonyms Connubial, Nuptial, etc. See matrimonial.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to marriage or to the relationship between a wife and husband


Latin coniugālis, from coniūnx, coniug-, spouse, from coniungere, to join in marriage; see conjoin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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