Definition of postnuptial in English:

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Pronunciation: /pōs(t)ˈnəpSHəl/


1Occurring or relating to the period after marriage.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • Pond-breeding urodeles, such as A. texanum, exhibit postnuptial gametogenesis.

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Syllabification: post·nup·tial

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