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1. the state of being married
2. (Law) born out of wedlock born when one's parents are not legally married
[Old English wedlāc, from wedd pledge + -lāc, suffix denoting activity, perhaps from lāc game, battle (related to Gothic laiks dance, Old Norse leikr)]
the state of marriage; matrimony: joined in wedlock; born out of wedlock.
[before 1100; Middle English wedlok, Old English wedlāc literally, a pledging =wed pledge (see wed) + -lāc verbal n. suffix]
Thesaurus Legend: Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
wedlock (ˈwedlok) noun
wedlock [ˈwɛdlɒk] n → liens mpl du mariage
to be born out of wedlock → être né(e) hors des liens du mariage
the state of being married. getroud زَواج، زَوجِيَّه брак matrimônio manželství die Ehe ægteskab παντρειά matrimonio abielu پيوند زناشويي avioliitto mariage נִישוּאִים विवाह अवस्था brak házasság ikatan perkawinan hjónaband matrimonio 結婚生活 혼인, 결혼 생활 santuoka laulība hidup sebagai suami isteri huwelijkse staat ektestand stan małżeński matrimónio căsnicie, viaţă conjugală супружество manželstvo zakonski stan brak äktenskap สภาวะการสมรส; ชีวิตการสมรส evlilik 已婚狀態 шлюб حالت ازدواج đã kết hôn 婚姻，已婚状态 matrimoni
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It was clear that a man after seventeen years of wedlock did not leave his wife without certain occurrences which must have led her to suspect that all was not well with their married life.
But though Mrs Miller did not refrain from a short expostulation in private at their first meeting, yet the occasion of his being summoned downstairs that morning was of a much more agreeable kind, being indeed to perform the office of a father to Miss Nancy, and to give her in wedlock to Mr Nightingale, who was now ready drest, and full as sober as many of my readers will think a man ought to be who receives a wife in so imprudent a manner.
Notwithstanding the existence of wedlock among the Typees, the Scriptural injunction to increase and multiply seems to be but indifferently attended to.
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