Definition of companionate in English:


Syllabification: com·pan·ion·ate
Pronunciation: /kəmˈpanyənət


1(Of a marriage or relationship) between partners or spouses as equal companions.
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  • Changes in educational and employment patterns have made the companionate marriage between equals more common.
  • Although the home was patriarchal, by the Victorian era domesticity also entailed a considerable degree of comfort for the middle-class male from his companionate relationship with his wife.
  • The old hierarchical marriage is giving way to a companionate marriage, especially in the urban middle classes.
1.1(Of a person) acting as a companion.

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