Matrimony

  • 1 Matrimony — Mat ri*mo*ny, n. [OE. matrimoine, through Old French, fr. L. matrimonium, fr. mater mother. See {Mother}.] 1. The union of man and woman as husband and wife; the nuptial state; marriage; wedlock. [1913 Webster] If either of you know any… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 matrimony — I noun alliance, cohabitation, conjugality, connubiality, consortium, espousal, espousement, joining, marriage, marriage tie, married life, married state, married status, match, mating, matrimonium, nuptial bond, nuptial state, nuptial tie,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 matrimony — c.1300, from O.Fr. matremoine matrimony, marriage and directly from L. matrimonium wedlock, marriage, from matrem (nom. mater) mother (see MOTHER (Cf. mother) (n.1)) + monium, suffix signifying action, state, condition …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 matrimony — *marriage, wedlock, wedding, nuptial, espousal …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 matrimony — [n] being joined in marriage alliance, bells*, conjugality, connubiality, marital rites, marriage, match, nuptials, shotgun wedding*, union, wedding, wedding bells*, wedding ceremony, wedlock; concept 297 Ant. divorce …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 matrimony — ► NOUN ▪ the state or ceremony of being married. DERIVATIVES matrimonial adjective. ORIGIN Latin matrimonium, from mater mother …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 matrimony — [ma′trə mō΄nē] n. pl. matrimonies [ME matrimonye < OFr matrimoine < L matrimonium < mater (gen. matris), MOTHER1] 1. the act, rite, or sacrament of marriage 2. the state of being husband and wife 3. married life …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 matrimony — marriage, matrimony, wedlock, wedding, nuptial, espousal are comparable though not always synonymous because they all refer directly or indirectly to acts by which a man and woman become husband and. wife or to the state of being husband and wife …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 matrimony — Synonyms and related words: a world without end bargain, alliance, baptism, bed, bond of matrimony, bridebed, cohabitation, confirmation, conjugal bond, conjugal knot, coverture, extreme unction, holy matrimony, holy orders, holy wedlock,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 10 matrimony — [[t]mæ̱trɪməni, AM moʊni[/t]] N UNCOUNT Matrimony is marriage. [FORMAL] ...the bonds of matrimony. ...holy matrimony …

    English dictionary

  • 11 matrimony — n. the state of matrimony * * * [ mætrɪmənɪ] the state of matrimony …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 matrimony — mat|ri|mo|ny [ˈmætrıməni US mouni] n [U] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: matremoine, from Latin matrimonium being a mother, marriage , from mater mother ] formal the state of being married = ↑marriage ▪ They were joined together in holy… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 matrimony — noun the sacrament of holy matrimony Syn: marriage, wedlock, union; nuptials Ant: divorce …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 matrimony —   Male, makelimonio.    ♦ United in the pure bonds of matrimony, ua ho opili ia ma ka pelika ma ema e o ka male …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 15 matrimony — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French matrimoignie, from Latin matrimonium, from matr , mater mother, matron more at mother Date: 14th century the union of man and woman as husband and wife ; marriage …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 matrimony — /ma treuh moh nee/, n., pl. matrimonies for 2. 1. the state of being married; marriage. 2. the rite, ceremony, or sacrament of marriage. [1250 1300; ME < L matrimonium wedlock. See MATRI , MONY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 17 matrimony — noun a) marriage or the state of being married b) the marriage ceremony Syn: marriage, wedlock …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 Matrimony — The Holy Spirit descends over the bride and groom that they may become one body. Through the matrimonial ceremony two bridal crowns are put on the heads of both, bride and groom, that we may remember the heavenly crowns. Through marriage a… …

    Dictionary of church terms

  • 19 matrimony — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. marriage, espousal; nuptials. See rite, mixture. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. conjugality, wedlock, union; see marriage 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. holy wedlock. see marriage IV …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 matrimony — mat|ri|mo|ny [ mætrə,mouni ] noun uncount FORMAL marriage …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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