Definition of matrimonial in English:

matrimonial

adjective

  • Relating to marriage or married people.

    ‘the matrimonial home’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These costs shall also be paid from the wife's share of the net proceeds of sale of the matrimonial home.’
    • ‘This establishes the matrimonial contract and the legal rights of the couple.’
    • ‘I start drafting the advertisement that has to be inserted in the matrimonial column of the Sunday newspaper.’
    • ‘I had never thought it right to take another female under my name after a matrimonial commitment.’
    • ‘With such a matrimonial event in the offing, it got me thinking today about the numerous weddings I've been to over the last few years.’
    • ‘Sometimes that applies in broader instances to families, not just to matrimonial relationships.’
    • ‘And among the respondents to these matrimonial ads, most of the women are much younger than the men.’
    • ‘This seems to have been most likely when drunk, or during matrimonial disputes.’
    • ‘It is also a ring, like a wedding band that guarantees a matrimonial contract.’
    • ‘This alone speaks volumes to the happy state of matrimonial harmony in America.’
    • ‘However, this strategy took the king away from matrimonial law into the quite remote and hypersensitive realm of papal power.’
    • ‘Family and matrimonial lawyers, according to Brown, are at the highest risk of being threatened.’
    • ‘Unlike the traditional matrimonial classifieds the online version is much more egalitarian.’
    • ‘At some point, the matrimonial litigation was put on hold for two years.’
    • ‘That is one of the means by which, in matrimonial litigation, a level playing field is commonly achieved.’
    • ‘On the divorce of a married couple, the court has wide powers to divide the matrimonial property in the fairest manner possible.’
    • ‘One does not have that sort of broad power over matters which go further than the matrimonial relationship.’
    marital, conjugal, connubial, married, wedded
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

matrimonial

/matrɪˈməʊnɪəl/