- The definition of conjugal is relating to marriage or a relationship.
An example of conjugal used as an adjective is the phrase "conjugal relations" which means a physical, sexual relationship between a married couple.
conjugal definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Classical Latin conjugalis ; from conjunx, conjux, husband or wife ; from com-, together plush base akin to Classical Latin jugum, yoke, jungere, join
conjugal definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Latin coniugālis, from coniūnx, coniug-, spouse, from coniungere, to join in marriage; see conjoin.
- conˌju·galˈi·ty noun
- conˈju·gal·ly adverb
conjugal - Cultural Definition
A descriptive term for the relationship between married persons. A conjugal family is the same as a nuclear family, composed of married parents and their children. Conjugal relatives (in-laws) trace their relations through the marriage of their respective blood relatives.
conjugal - Legal Definition