conjugal

[kon-juh-guhl]
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of marriage: conjugal vows.
  2. pertaining to the relation between marriage partners.

Origin of conjugal

1535–45; < Latin conjugālis, equivalent to con- con- + jug(um) yoke1 + -ālis -al1
Related formscon·ju·gal·i·ty, nouncon·ju·gal·ly, adverbnon·con·ju·gal, adjectivenon·con·ju·gal·ly, adverbnon·con·ju·gal·i·ty, nounun·con·ju·gal, adjective

Synonyms for conjugal

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British Dictionary definitions for non-conjugal

conjugal

adjective
  1. of or relating to marriage or the relationship between husband and wifeconjugal rights
Derived Formsconjugality (ˌkɒndʒʊˈɡælɪtɪ), nounconjugally, adverb

Word Origin for conjugal

C16: from Latin conjugālis, from conjunx wife or husband, from conjungere to unite; see conjoin
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Word Origin and History for non-conjugal

conjugal

adj.

1540s, from Middle French conjugal (13c.), from Latin coniugalis "relating to marriage," from coniunx (genitive coniugis) "spouse," related to coniugare "to join together," from com- "together" (see com-) + iugare "to join," from iugum "yoke" (see jugular).

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non-conjugal in Culture

conjugal

[(kon-juh-guhl)]

A descriptive term for the relationship between married persons. A conjugal family is the same as a nuclear family, composed of married parents and their children. Conjugal relatives (in-laws) trace their relations through the marriage of their respective blood relatives.

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