antenuptial

[an-tee-nuhp-shuh l, ‐chuh l]
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adjective

before marriage.

Nearby words

  1. antennas,
  2. antennate,
  3. antennifer,
  4. antennule,
  5. antenumber,
  6. antenuptial marriage contract,
  7. anteorbital,
  8. antepartum,
  9. antepast,
  10. antependium

Origin of antenuptial

First recorded in 1810–20; ante- + nuptial

Pronunciation note

See nuptial.

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Word Origin and History for antenuptial

antenuptial

adj.

"prior to marriage," 1818, originally of children's births; see ante- + nuptial.

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