Definition of matrimony in English:

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matrimony

Pronunciation: /ˈmatrəˌmōnē/

noun

The state or ceremony of being married; marriage: a couple joined in matrimony the sacrament of holy matrimony
More example sentences
  • Consequently, all Jews are intended to experience both the joy and hardship of matrimony, including rabbis.
  • The notion of legal matrimony as a blessed union of souls is as misconstrued as it is unnecessary.
  • But her sister's marriage had scarcely been a success and though Mary, queen of Scots, can hardly be accused of being against matrimony, the results were not encouraging.
Synonyms
marriage, wedlock, union;
nuptials

Origin

Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin matrimonium, based on mater, matr- 'mother'.

Words that rhyme with matrimony

patrimony

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Syllabification: mat·ri·mo·ny

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