Definition of matrimonial in English:

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matrimonial

Pronunciation: /ˌmatrəˈmōnēəl/

adjective

Relating to marriage or married people: matrimonial bonds
More example sentences
  • At that time, the applicant had purchased his former wife's share in their matrimonial home.
  • He asks that the retroactive order provide for payment out of his share of the matrimonial home when it is sold.
  • It does not seek to define rights within the marriage or rights at the break-up of the matrimonial tie.

Derivatives

matrimonially

adverb
Example sentences
  • Also no chieftainship can clearly say that its lineage, either patrimonially, matrimonially or otherwise, has always had a dispute-free succession.

Origin

Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin matrimonialis, from matrimonium (see matrimony).

Words that rhyme with matrimonial

baronial, ceremonial, colonial, monial, neocolonial, postcolonial, patrimonial, testimonial

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: mat·ri·mo·ni·al

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