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Line breaks: matri|mo¦nial
Pronunciation: /matrɪˈməʊniəl

Definition of matrimonial in English:


Relating to marriage or married people: the matrimonial home
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.


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



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

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