conjugal

[ kon-juh-guhl ]
/ ˈkɒn dʒə gəl /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of marriage: conjugal vows.
pertaining to the relation between marriage partners.

Origin of conjugal

1535–45; < Latin conjugālis, equivalent to con- con- + jug(um) yoke1 + -ālis -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for conjugal

conjugal

/ (ˈkɒndʒʊɡəl) /

adjective

of or relating to marriage or the relationship between husband and wifeconjugal rights

Derived Forms

conjugality (ˌkɒndʒʊˈɡælɪtɪ), nounconjugally, adverb

Word Origin for conjugal

C16: from Latin conjugālis, from conjunx wife or husband, from conjungere to unite; see conjoin
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Culture definitions for conjugal

conjugal

[ (kon-juh-guhl) ]

A descriptive term for the relationship between married persons. A conjugal family is the same as a nuclear family, composed of married parents and their children. Conjugal relatives (in-laws) trace their relations through the marriage of their respective blood relatives.

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