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prenuptial

[pree-nuhp-shuh l, ‐chuh l]
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  1. before marriage.
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Origin of prenuptial

First recorded in 1865–70; pre- + nuptial

Pronunciation note

See nuptial.
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British Dictionary definitions for prenuptial

prenuptial

adjective
  1. occurring or existing before marriagea prenuptial agreement
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Word Origin and History for prenuptial

adj.

1826, from pre- + nuptial. Prenuptial agreement first recorded 1833.

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