[ma-truh-moh-nee-uh l]


of or relating to matrimony; marital; nuptial; connubial; conjugal.

Nearby words

  1. matrilateral,
  2. matrilineage,
  3. matrilineal,
  4. matriliny,
  5. matrilocal,
  6. matrimony,
  7. matrimony vine,
  8. matripotestal,
  9. matrix,
  10. matrix band

Origin of matrimonial

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Late Latin word mātrimōniālis. See matrimony, -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for matrimonial



relating to marriagematrimonial troubles
Derived Formsmatrimonially, adverb

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Word Origin and History for matrimonial



mid-15c., from Middle French matrimonial (14c.) and directly from Late Latin matrimonialis, from Latin matrimonium (see matrimony). Earlier as a noun meaning "a marriage" (late 15c.). Related: Matrimonially.

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