premarital

[ pree-mar-i-tl ]
/ priˈmær ɪ tl /
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adjective

preceding marriage.

Origin of premarital

First recorded in 1885–90; pre- + marital
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British Dictionary definitions for premarital

premarital

/ (priːˈmærɪtəl) /

adjective

(esp of sexual relations) occurring before marriageCompare extramarital
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Word Origin and History for premarital

premarital


adj.

also pre-marital, 1863, from pre- + marital. Phrase pre-marital sex attested from 1953.

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