Definition of postnuptial in English:


Syllabification: post·nup·tial
Pronunciation: /pōstˈnəpSHəl, -CHəl


  • 1Occurring or relating to the period after marriage.
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    • They say it's no wonder that after marrying Lita he had her sign a postnuptial agreement limiting what he'd be required to pay in a divorce settlement.
    • It has been estimated that for one in ten new spouses, the anticlimax of married life is so severe it develops into what is known as postnuptial depression.
    • He received €1.5m in a postnuptial agreement, but spent every penny on his defence.
  • 1.1 Zoology Occurring in or relating to the period after the mating season of an animal.
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    • Pond-breeding urodeles, such as A. texanum, exhibit postnuptial gametogenesis.

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