uxor


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ux•or

(ˈʌk sɔr, -soʊr, ˈʌg zɔr, -zoʊr)

n.
Latin. wife.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.uxor - (legal terminology) the Latin word for wife
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"
married woman, wife - a married woman; a man's partner in marriage
References in classic literature ?
The Colonel was not so depressed as some mortals would be, who, quitting a palace and a placens uxor, find themselves barred into a spunging-house; for, if the truth must be told, he had been a lodger at Mr.
Uxor operates within the bounds of what is local and familiar, a bond that is strengthened by the wife's concern for her gossips whom she is unwilling to abandon.
Uxor sounds like Egyptian Luxor, or Hypoluxo, Florida's neologistic stab at a resort.
6: 1-7: "Credo Pudicitiam Saturno rege moratam / in terris uisamque diu, cum frigida paruas / praeberat spelunca domos ignemque Laremque / et pecus et dominos communi clauderet umbra, / siluestrem montana torum cum sterneret uxor / frondibus et culmo uicinarumque ferarum / pellibus.
As Shakespeare's wives do, Uxor represents the world of the neighborhood and alehouse and manipulates the conventions of jest and theatricality to her own advantage before crossing over "to the sacred space of ark and covenant" (69).
894 Iam iam no domus accipiet te laeta neque uxor, Keats, Ode to a Nightingale 31 "Away
Thompson cites the 1788 case of Steele vs Houghton et Uxor, in which Mary Houghton was prosecuted "for gleaning at closes.
John Selden on Jewish Marriage Law: The Uxor Hebraica (Leiden: E.