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prenuptial

[pree-nuhp-shuh l, ‐chuh l] /priˈnʌp ʃəl, ‐tʃəl/
adjective
1.
before marriage.
Origin of prenuptial
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; pre- + nuptial
Pronunciation note
See nuptial.
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prenuptial

/priːˈnʌpʃəl; -tʃəl/
adjective
1.
occurring or existing before marriage: a prenuptial agreement
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Word Origin and History for prenuptial
adj.

1826, from pre- + nuptial. Prenuptial agreement first recorded 1833.

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