prenuptial

[pree-nuhp-shuh l, ‐chuh l]
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adjective

before marriage.

Nearby words

  1. prenotification,
  2. prenotion,
  3. prentice,
  4. prenuclear,
  5. prenup,
  6. prenuptial agreement,
  7. preoccupancy,
  8. preoccupation,
  9. preoccupied,
  10. preoccupy

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

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

prenuptial

adj.

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

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