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premarital

Syllabification: pre·mar·i·tal
Pronunciation: /prēˈmerədl
 
/

Definition of premarital in English:

adjective

Occurring or existing before marriage: premarital sex
More example sentences
  • This book attempts to capture the paradoxes of marriage and to enhance premarital and remarital counseling.
  • Those who seek to justify premarital sex find it difficult to explain what marriage means, and what difference it makes to marry.
  • Sexual activity outside the marriage and premarital pregnancy rates were on the rise as well.

Derivatives

premaritally

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • A 2004 study by psychologist Scott Stanley, based on a national phone survey of nearly 1,000 people, found that men who had lived with their spouse premaritally were on average less committed to their marriages than those who hadn't.
  • In the early 1960s, 60 percent of all premaritally pregnant women under 30 married before the birth of their child.

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