marital rights

marital rights
n.
The rights that constitute the basis of marriage and that a husband and wife are entitled to expect from one another.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

marital rights
n.
   an old-fashioned expression for the rights of a husband (not rights of a wife) to sexual relations with his wife and to control her operation of the household.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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