marriage settlement

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Noun1.Marriage settlement - a prenuptial agreement or contractmarriage settlement - a prenuptial agreement or contract  
contract - a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
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You have given me your abstract of a marriage settlement with the brevity of an ancient Roman.
If I ever meet with the man who fulfills my ideal, I shall make it a condition of the marriage settlement, that I am to have chocolate under the pillow."
"Do you know if the marriage settlement he promised me has come?"
Of a very considerable fortune, his son was, by marriage settlements, eventually secure; his present income was an income of independence and comfort, and under every pecuniary view, it was a match beyond the claims of their daughter.
She'll never get back a dollar more of her money than what he's voluntarily returned to her: their damned heathen marriage settlements take precious good care of that.
The old gentleman is rusty to look at, but is reputed to have made good thrift out of aristocratic marriage settlements and aristocratic wills, and to be very rich.
The subject of marriage settlements is one of them.
If there are various ways of quieting one's conscience, in the way of marriage settlements, so are there various modes of appeasing our sense of pride.
There love means marriage settlements, death, death duties.
The issue of payment of dowry or gifts as marriage settlement to the bride's family by a man as a condition for marriage has been contentious in Kenya since a judge referred to it in 1917 as "wife purchase" rather than a marriage.
- HB 3988 providing for the conjugal partnership of gains as the governing regime in the absence of a marriage settlement or when the regime agreed upon is void;
The award-winning Malaysian singer received a marriage settlement of RM888 from the Haris' family, while the amount of dower were agreed by both families to remain unrevealed.