noun, plural mat·ri·mo·nies for 2.
Examples from the Web for matrimony
Lucy Scholes on what they reveal about matrimony today—and their literary ancestors.Why We Can’t Get Enough of Twisted Marriage Thrillers|Lucy Scholes|February 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Paul is an author herself with three books, including Parenting, Inc. and The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony.Pamela Paul Talks Future of New York Times Book Review|Steve Kettmann|April 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Her later works have delved into the battle scars of matrimony, raising children, and family.
Starring Damian Lewis and Gina McKee, it's a sumptuous and lush period drama about thwarted desire and the chains of matrimony.
Their closeness to their grandson, especially Philip, makes them eager, I am told, to see William settled in matrimony.
Matrimony—English matrimony—could not be such a bad thing after all.Life's Handicap|Rudyard Kipling
They are interrupted by that great accident, matrimony, which invites a woman to stop teaching, and a man to continue.The Spirit of America|Henry Van Dyke
Matrimony, the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented.
For obvious reasons I wasn't so enamored of the idea of matrimony as I had been a few minutes before.The Deluge|David Graham Phillips
Girls and boys had nuts to throw in, in pairs, to judge by their bounces of future chances of matrimony.The Dove in the Eagle's Nest|Charlotte M. Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for matrimony
noun plural -nies
- a card game in which the king and queen together are a winning combination
- such a combination
Word Origin for matrimony
Word Origin and History for matrimony
c.1300, from Old French matremoine "matrimony, marriage" and directly from Latin matrimonium "wedlock, marriage," from matrem (nominative mater) "mother" (see mother (n.1)) + -monium, suffix signifying "action, state, condition."