SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective of, relating to, or characteristic of marriage: conjugal vows. pertaining to the relation between marriage partners. Origin of conjugal 1535–45;
-ālis -al 1 Related forms con·ju·gal·i·ty, noun con·ju·gal·ly, adverb non·con·ju·gal, adjective non·con·ju·gal·ly, adverb non·con·ju·gal·i·ty, noun un·con·ju·gal, adjective
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Examples from the Web for conjugality Historical Examples of conjugality
"The law of
conjugality is the basis of every force in nature," says a scientist.
conjugality is large and he will center all his affections on one beloved object. Conjugality or Marital Inclination when highly developed causes one to be largely influenced by one's companion in marriage.
This was the case with the
conjugality of the Nuttalls, as was proven by the demeanour of the male portion of the bond. Grif
B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
This instinct is located in the occipital region of the brain, and is called, in Phrenological language,
Conjugality. British Dictionary definitions for conjugality adjective of or relating to marriage or the relationship between husband and wife conjugal rights Derived Forms conjugality ( ˌkɒndʒʊˈɡælɪtɪ), noun conjugally, adverb Word Origin for conjugal
C16: from Latin
conjugālis, from conjunx wife or husband, from conjungere to unite; see conjoin
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Word Origin and History for conjugality adj.
1540s, from Middle French
conjugal (13c.), from Latin coniugalis "relating to marriage," from coniunx (genitive coniugis) "spouse," related to coniugare "to join together," from com- "together" (see com-) + iugare "to join," from iugum "yoke" (see jugular).
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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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