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 (pōst-nŭp′shəl, -chəl)
Belonging to the period after marriage.

post·nup′tial·ly adv.
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occurring or performed after marriage
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(poʊstˈnʌp ʃəl, -tʃəl)

subsequent to marriage.
post•nup′tial•ly, adv.
pron: See nuptial.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.postnuptial - relating to events after a marriage
antenuptial, premarital, prenuptial - relating to events before a marriage; "prenuptial agreement"
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