HyperDic: matrimony

English > 2 senses of the word matrimony:
NOUNstatematrimony, marriage, union, spousal relationship, wedlockthe state of being a married couple voluntarily joined / joined for life (or until divorce)
actmatrimonythe ceremony or sacrament of marriage
matrimony > pronunciation
Rhymesabalone ... Zuni: 221 rhymes with niy...
English > matrimony: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being a married couple voluntarily joined / joined for life (or until divorce).
Synonymsmarriage, union, spousal relationship, wedlock
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
NarrowerbigamyHaving two spouses at the same time
common-law marriageA marriage relationship created by agreement and cohabitation rather than by ceremony
cuckoldomThe state of a husband whose wife has committed adultery
endogamy, intermarriage, inmarriagemarriage within one's own tribe / tribe or group as required by custom or law
exogamy, intermarriagemarriage to a person belonging to a tribe / tribe or group other than your own as required by custom or law
marriage of convenienceA marriage for expediency rather than love / love
misallianceAn unsuitable alliance (especially with regard to marriage)
monandryThe state of having only one husband at a time / time
monogamy, monogamousnessHaving only one spouse at a time / time
open marriageA marriage in which each partner is free to enter into extraneous sexual relationships without guilt or jealousy from the other
polygamyHaving more than one spouse at a time / time
sigehA Shiite tradition of temporary marriage permitted in Iran that allows a couple to specify the terms of their relationship
Broadermarital statusThe condition of being married or unmarried
Spanishconnubio, enlace, matrimonio, unión
Catalanboda, connubi, enllaç, matrimoni, unió
Adjectivesmatrimonialof or relating to the state of marriage
English > matrimony: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe ceremony or sacrament of marriage.
BroadersacramentA formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it

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