Matrimony definition

mătrə-mōnē
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The act or state of being married; marriage.
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The act, rite, or sacrament of marriage.
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The state of being husband and wife.
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Married life.
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Marriage; the state of being married.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
matrimony
Plural:
matrimonies

Origin of matrimony

  • Middle English from Old French matrimoine from Latin mātrimōnium from māter mātr- mother māter- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin mātrimōnium (“marriage, wedlock").

    From Wiktionary