from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Before marriage or a wedding: a prenuptial celebration.
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- adj. Occurring before marriage; antenuptial.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Prior to marriage: as, a prenuptial contract.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to events before a marriage
It's called a prenuptial agreement and she's not allowed to be doing that.
But the alliance is now on the rocks as the MDC accuses President Mugabe of multiple violations of what you might call their prenuptial agreement.
'' prenuptial '' agreement signed before their Barbados wedding in 2004.
Thanks to your Radmacher v Granatino win, prenuptial agreements are now recognized under English law, whereas before they were rarely recognized.
Culturally, England is slowly catching up with the rest of continental Europe and the United States where prenuptial agreements are relatively commonplace and socially acceptable.
Now, foreign nationals who choose to live and work in London will no longer experience the rather nasty shock or unexpected windfall of finding that their prenuptial agreement, carefully and legitimately agreed in a country where it's completely valid, gets torn up and thrown away by the English courts because they happen to be living in England when they divorce.
In so doing, Vardag helped change the way prenuptial agreements are now handled in English law.
In terms of the English culture itself, in my experience it seems that most Brits were not even aware that England did not recognize prenuptial agreements until Radmacher hit the headlines.
Polls suggest that over 70% of Brits think prenuptial agreements should be binding in the UK.
She also requested that a judge deny Schwarzenegger the right to ask for support himself, according to TMZ.com, who also reports that the couple did not sign a prenuptial agreement of any sort.