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 (ŭk-sôr′ē-əl, ŭg-zôr′-)
Of a wife; regarded as befitting a wife.

[From Latin uxōrius, from uxor, wife.]

ux·o′ri·al·ly adv.
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of or relating to a wife: uxorial influence.
[C19: from Latin uxor wife]
uxˈorially adv
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(ʌkˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr-, ʌgˈzɔr-, -ˈzoʊr-)

of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a wife.
[1790–1800; < Latin ūxōri(us) of a wife + -al1]
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Adj.1.uxorial - befitting or characteristic of a wife
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The factor that defines a major wife's status of superiority in relation to other wives lies in the husband's esteem for her; confirming a woman's uxorial status may thus be difficult.
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Thomas Aquinas says, against Abelard and Bernard, love cannot increase by addition, but "by being intensified in its subject." (9) As such, "it is a participation of the infinite character which is the Holy Ghost," and "the cause of the increase of charity, namely God, is possessed of infinite power." (10) Furthermore, she baldly confuses affection and eros: how can it be wrong to give her father all her filial affection and her husband all her uxorial eros?
You hail a taxi outside your apartment block, having told your uxorial partner that you will be but two shakes of a camel's tail to go to the bank in el-Korba, withdraw some money and embark on a series of transactions resulting in the possession of a selection of beverages that are stronger than tea, two stick loaves of bread of near-heaven, and nuts tastier than the Brazilian kind.
In his Consejos politicos y morales, Juan Enriquez de Zuniga offers uxorial advice.
Meaning "of or pertaining to wives," The description uxorial strives To be redolent of Sex and comfort and love, But it gives Uncle Herbie bad hives.
While Adrian's servitude merely shifts directions, her connection with Rocky steers her towards procreative, uxorial behavior rather than the sterile, abstinent caretaking of her brother that had prolonged her adolescence until her thirties.