connubialism


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con·nu·bi·al

 (kə-no͞o′bē-əl, -nyo͞o′-)
adj.
Relating to marriage or the married state; conjugal.

[Latin cōnūbiālis, from cōnūbium, marriage : com-, com- + nūbere, to marry.]

con·nu′bi·al·ism, con·nu′bi·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
con·nu′bi·al·ly adv.
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connubialism

(kəˈnjuːbɪəlˌɪzəm)
n
the state of being married
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The idea that their savior might have dirtied himself with the human stain of connubialism seemed to these believers to be among the vilest lies imaginable.