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antenuptial

Line breaks: ante|nup¦tial
Pronunciation: /antɪˈnʌpʃ(ə)l
 
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Definition of antenuptial in English:

adjective

chiefly British
Another term for prenuptial.
Example sentences
  • These quite common examples are not the only instances where antenuptial agreements are involved.
  • In the absence of an antenuptial contract, persons are deemed to be married in community of property.
  • Normally, an antenuptial agreement will deal with all of the property and rights to property of both parties.

Origin

early 19th century: from late Latin antenuptialis (see ante-, nuptial).

Words that rhyme with antenuptial

nuptial

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