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[ ma-truh-moh-nee-uhl ]


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

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Other Words From

  • matri·moni·al·ly adverb
  • nonmat·ri·moni·al adjective
  • nonmat·ri·moni·al·ly adverb
  • premat·ri·moni·al adjective
  • premat·ri·moni·al·ly adverb
  • unmat·ri·moni·al adjective
  • unmat·ri·moni·al·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of matrimonial1

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Late Latin word mātrimōniālis. See matrimony, -al 1

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Example Sentences

At a meeting with a matrimonial attorney about pursuing a divorce from her husband, she happened to describe her suffering at work and was referred to an employment-discrimination lawyer.

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It dominates the acres of classified matrimonial ads in Indian newspapers.

Mayefsky learned the tricks of the matrimonial trade under Sheresky, the 2010 complaint said.

Holmes has also hired New Jersey divorce lawyer Jonathan Wolfe, who specializes in “complex matrimonial matters.”

Scott Dellamore, a schoolteacher from Rhinebeck, said the matrimonial madness has lately been haunting his dreams.

Scott Dellamore, a schoolteacher from Rhinebeck, said the matrimonial madness has been haunting his dreams lately.

Are you sufficiently grateful to me for having quelled your matrimonial ardour of two months ago?

If any one doubts it let him compare the matrimonial opportunities of the ugly maternal girl and the ugly clever girl.

The high-spirited girl had no idea of being thus disposed of in the matrimonial bazaar.

He had kept away from towns, from women, lest he be reminded too keenly of his matrimonial wreck.

As a line beneath the title explains, the tale concerns a matrimonial deserter.


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