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[ma-truh-moh-nee-uh l]
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  1. of or relating to matrimony; marital; nuptial; connubial; conjugal.
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Origin of matrimonial

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Late Latin word mātrimōniālis. See matrimony, -al1
Related formsmat·ri·mo·ni·al·ly, adverbnon·mat·ri·mo·ni·al, adjectivenon·mat·ri·mo·ni·al·ly, adverbpre·mat·ri·mo·ni·al, adjectivepre·mat·ri·mo·ni·al·ly, adverbun·mat·ri·mo·ni·al, adjectiveun·mat·ri·mo·ni·al·ly, adverb
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  1. relating to marriagematrimonial troubles
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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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