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connubial

[ kuh-noo-bee-uhl, -nyoo- ]
/ kəˈnu bi əl, -ˈnyu- /
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adjective
of marriage or wedlock; matrimonial; conjugal: connubial love.
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Origin of connubial

First recorded in 1650–60; from Latin cōn(n)ūbiālis, equivalent to cōn(n)ūbi(um) “marriage” + -ālis adjective suffix; see origin at co-, nuptial, -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for connubial

connubial
/ (kəˈnjuːbɪəl) /

adjective
of or relating to marriage; conjugalconnubial bliss

Derived forms of connubial

connubiality, nounconnubially, adverb

Word Origin for connubial

C17: from Latin cōnūbiālis from cōnūbium marriage, from com- together + nūbere to marry
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