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mat·ri·mo·ny

 (măt′rə-mō′nē)
n. pl. mat·ri·mo·nies
The act or state of being married; marriage.

[Middle English, from Old French matrimoine, from Latin mātrimōnium, from māter, mātr-, mother; see māter- in Indo-European roots.]

mat′ri·mo′ni·al adj.
mat′ri·mo′ni·al·ly adv.

matrimony

(ˈmætrɪmənɪ)
n, pl -nies
1. the state or condition of being married
2. the ceremony or sacrament of marriage
3. (Card Games)
a. a card game in which the king and queen together are a winning combination
b. such a combination
[C14: via Norman French from Latin mātrimōnium wedlock, from māter mother]

mat•ri•mo•ny

(ˈmæ trəˌmoʊ ni)

n., pl. -nies.
1. the state of being married; marriage.
2. the rite, ceremony, or sacrament of marriage.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Latin mātrimōnium wedlock. See matri-, -mony]

matrimony

- From Latin matrimonium, "state of being married," from mater, "mother," and monium, "-mony" (state, condition).
See also related terms for married.

matrimony

the act or state of marriage; married life. — matrimonial, adj.
See also: Marriage
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.matrimony - the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)matrimony - the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce); "a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
marital status - the condition of being married or unmarried
bigamy - having two spouses at the same time
common-law marriage - a marriage relationship created by agreement and cohabitation rather than by ceremony
endogamy, inmarriage, intermarriage - marriage within one's own tribe or group as required by custom or law
exogamy, intermarriage - marriage to a person belonging to a tribe or group other than your own as required by custom or law
marriage of convenience - a marriage for expediency rather than love
misalliance - an unsuitable alliance (especially with regard to marriage)
monandry - the state of having only one husband at a time
monogamousness, monogamy - having only one spouse at a time
open marriage - a marriage in which each partner is free to enter into extraneous sexual relationships without guilt or jealousy from the other
cuckoldom - the state of a husband whose wife has committed adultery
polygamy - having more than one spouse at a time
sigeh - a Shiite tradition of temporary marriage permitted in Iran that allows a couple to specify the terms of their relationship; can last from a few minutes to 99 years; "sigeh legally wraps premarital sex in an Islamic cloak"
2.matrimony - the ceremony or sacrament of marriage
sacrament - a formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it; the two Protestant ceremonies are baptism and the Lord's Supper; in the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church there are seven traditional rites accepted as instituted by Jesus: baptism and confirmation and Holy Eucharist and penance and holy orders and matrimony and extreme unction

matrimony

noun marriage, nuptials, wedlock, wedding ceremony, marital rites the bonds of matrimony

matrimony

noun
The state of being united as husband and wife:
Translations
زَواج، قِران
stav manželský
ægteskab
hjónaband
laulība
stav manželský

matrimony

[ˈmætrɪmənɪ] Nmatrimonio m

matrimony

[ˈmætrɪməni] nmariage m

matrimony

n (form)Ehe f; to enter into holy matrimonyin den heiligen Stand der Ehe treten

matrimony

[ˈmætrɪmnɪ] nmatrimonio

matrimony

(ˈmӕtriməni) , ((American) —mouni) noun
the state of being married. holy matrimony.
ˌmatriˈmonial (-ˈmou-) adjective