I noun alliance, cohabitation, conjugality, connubiality, consortium, espousal, espousement, joining, marriage, marriage tie, married life, married state, married status, match, mating, matrimonium, nuptial bond, nuptial state, nuptial tie, partnership, sacrament of marriage, spousal, union, wedded state, wedlock associated concepts: matrimonial action, matrimonial cohabitation, matrimonial domicile, matrimonial res II index cohabitation (married state), coverture, marriage (wedlock)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

The state of marriage; the ceremony in which two people are married.

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

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  • Matrimony — Mat ri*mo*ny, n. [OE. matrimoine, through Old French, fr. L. matrimonium, fr. mater mother. See {Mother}.] 1. The union of man and woman as husband and wife; the nuptial state; marriage; wedlock. [1913 Webster] If either of you know any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • matrimony — c.1300, from O.Fr. matremoine matrimony, marriage and directly from L. matrimonium wedlock, marriage, from matrem (nom. mater) mother (see MOTHER (Cf. mother) (n.1)) + monium, suffix signifying action, state, condition …   Etymology dictionary

  • matrimony — *marriage, wedlock, wedding, nuptial, espousal …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • matrimony — [n] being joined in marriage alliance, bells*, conjugality, connubiality, marital rites, marriage, match, nuptials, shotgun wedding*, union, wedding, wedding bells*, wedding ceremony, wedlock; concept 297 Ant. divorce …   New thesaurus

  • matrimony — ► NOUN ▪ the state or ceremony of being married. DERIVATIVES matrimonial adjective. ORIGIN Latin matrimonium, from mater mother …   English terms dictionary

  • matrimony — [ma′trə mō΄nē] n. pl. matrimonies [ME matrimonye < OFr matrimoine < L matrimonium < mater (gen. matris), MOTHER1] 1. the act, rite, or sacrament of marriage 2. the state of being husband and wife 3. married life …   English World dictionary

  • matrimony — marriage, matrimony, wedlock, wedding, nuptial, espousal are comparable though not always synonymous because they all refer directly or indirectly to acts by which a man and woman become husband and. wife or to the state of being husband and wife …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • matrimony — Synonyms and related words: a world without end bargain, alliance, baptism, bed, bond of matrimony, bridebed, cohabitation, confirmation, conjugal bond, conjugal knot, coverture, extreme unction, holy matrimony, holy orders, holy wedlock,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • matrimony — [[t]mæ̱trɪməni, AM moʊni[/t]] N UNCOUNT Matrimony is marriage. [FORMAL] ...the bonds of matrimony. ...holy matrimony …   English dictionary

  • matrimony — n. the state of matrimony * * * [ mætrɪmənɪ] the state of matrimony …   Combinatory dictionary

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