from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The state of being married; matrimony.
- idiom (out of wedlock) Of parents not legally married to each other.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To unite in marriage; marry.
- noun Marriage; matrimony; the married state; the vows and sacrament of marriage. Sometimes used attributively.
- noun A wife.
- noun Synonyms Matrimony, Wedding, etc. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb rare To marry; to unite in marriage; to wed.
- noun The ceremony, or the state, of marriage; matrimony.
- noun obsolete A wife; a married woman.
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- noun The state of being
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The President would give away his first born (in wedlock and wanted) grandchild to some sucker representative to bring in the hold out state andbingo!
I was born in wedlock, but all I can get from the state is a COLB, and I was born in the 1950s.
In return, he craved my antecedents and residence, pried into my private life, insolently demanded how many children had I and did I live in wedlock, and asked divers other unseemly and degrading questions.
In fact — figure it out for yourself — they were actually married, by a Church of England dominie, and living in wedlock, about the same moment that you were squalling your first post-birth squalls in this world.
Having extra marital affairs out of wedlock is a way of promoting family values, according to the Republican dictionary.
Do we want the sort of rigid social mores where a child born out of wedlock is a scandal, so the baby is snatched away at birth, and the mother sent to live in an institution for the unsound of mind?
I wonder what it is you ejaculate when performing your Church-approved, monogamous, heterosexual intercourse (missionary position and in wedlock only, please!), nothing but hot air?
This time, she plays a lady doctor who (among many other things) gets pregnant out of wedlock from the hunky and married Lyle Talbot.
I can tell you where most of them aren't: in wedlock with the woman they spent a season wooing.
Having a child out of wedlock is indeed not d end of the world.