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- of marriage or wedlock; matrimonial; conjugal: connubial love.
Origin of connubial
1650–60;Related formscon·nu·bi·al·i·ty, nouncon·nu·bi·al·ly, adverbnon·con·nu·bi·al, adjectivenon·con·nu·bi·al·ly, adverbnon·con·nu·bi·al·i·ty, nounpost·con·nu·bi·al, adjectivepre·con·nu·bi·al, adjective
< Medieval Latin connūbiālis, Latin cōnūbiālis,
equivalent to cōnūbi(um
) (cō- co-
) to marry + -ium -ium
) + -ālis -al1
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
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Historical Examples of connubiality
"Peace and connubiality was his last words," went on Stevey Todd, following his train of thought.
Now for a post chaise and a hot pursuitfor a last attack on this formidable castle of connubiality, or death in its trenches.
British Dictionary definitions for connubiality
Derived Formsconnubiality, nounconnubially, adverb
- of or relating to marriage; conjugalconnubial bliss
Word Origin for connubial
C17: from Latin cōnūbiālis from cōnūbium marriage, from com- together + nūbere to marry
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Word Origin and History for connubiality
1650s, from Latin connubialis, variant of conubialis "pertaining to wedlock," from conubium "marriage," from com- "together" (see com-) + nubere "to wed" (see nuptial).
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