Definitions for: Matrimony


[n] the ceremony or sacrament of marriage
[n] state of being husband and wife; "a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

If either of you know any impediment, why ye may not
be lawfully joined together in matrimony, ye do now
confessit. --Book of Com.
Prayer (Eng.
Ed. )

2. A kind of game at cards played by several persons.

Matrimony vine (Bot.), a climbing thorny vine ({Lycium
barbarum}) of the Potato family. --Gray.

Syn: Marriage; wedlock. See Marriage.

Synonyms: marriage, union, wedlock

See Also: bigamy, common-law marriage, endogamy, exogamy, inmarriage, intermarriage, marital status, marriage of convenience, misalliance, monandry, monogamousness, monogamy, monogyny, open marriage, polyandry, polygamy, polygyny, sacrament

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