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.
If successful, the land would be sold by the applicant - who is listed as the trustees of 'Mrs E Bissill's Marriage Settlement Reversionary' - to a developer.
According to Alvarez, the proposed measure plans a complete separation of property if no marriage settlement would be reached.
According to him, many people have asked for his elder daughter's hand in marriage but backed off over the amount he demanded as marriage settlement.