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Of or relating to marriage or the relationship of spouses.

[Latin coniugālis, from coniūnx, coniug-, spouse, from coniungere, to join in marriage; see conjoin.]

con′ju·gal′i·ty (-găl′ĭ-tē) n.
con′ju·gal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.conjugally - in a conjugal manner
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There was an unforeseen surprise, a cessation of the winds and odours of life, a social pressure that would have her think conjugally.
The conjugally owned corporation has paid up capital of P31 million and reports no activity in its corporate filings.
In other words, a man and a woman who are not legally capacitated to marry each other, but who nonetheless live together conjugally, may be deemed co-owners of a property acquired during the cohabitation only upon proof that each made an actual contribution to its acquisition.
(14) As these women express the complexities of being conjugally and emotionally attached to the bedrock institution of Turkish secularism, their stories illuminate the familial contours of the relationship between the institutional sphere of secularism and secularist identity on the one hand, and the mundane, ethical, and affective domains of the secular on the other.
Although EBB praises RB for his "magnanimous" capacity to change his mind when he has been wrong (324), she contrasts his inability to tolerate her views with her own more generous capacity "to tolerate the differing opinions of one another" (268), and she remained reluctant "to take up a cudgel conjugally," a "somewhat difficult and delicate" matter (332).
For Diana, at least, this disdain may be expressed in dominance over men; the woodland woman, as she is depicted by the Wife of Bath, exerts sexual dominance over the knight by compelling him to marry her and engage with her conjugally. This dominance reminds the audience of another female character whose various manipulations of the institution of marriage provide such an engaging diversion: the Wife herself.