- the act, rite, or sacrament of marriage
- the state of being husband and wife
- married life
Origin of matrimonyMiddle English matrimonye ; from Old French matrimoine ; from Classical Latin matrimonium ; from mater (gen. matris), mother
Origin of matrimonyMiddle English, from Old French matrimoine, from Latin matrim&omacron;nium, from mater, matr-, mother; see mater- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin mÄtrimÅnium (“marriage, wedlock").