[ ma-truh-moh-nee-uh l ]
/ ˌmæ trəˈmoʊ ni əl /


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

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


/ (ˌmætrɪˈməʊnɪəl) /


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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