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Middle English from Old French matrimoine from Latin mātrimōnium from māter mātr- mother māter- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin mātrimōnium (“marriage, wedlock").
Which made three times you were broaching the subject of matrimony and I thwarted your attempts.
Was I truly ready for matrimony?
Frederick's youthful, innocent attachment to the daughter of his former tutor, Anna Hardenberg, indisposed him towards matrimony at the beginning of his reign (1558).
The tendency of a community towards matrimony, or its "nuptiality," as it is sometimes termed, is usually indicated by the ratio to the total population of the persons married each year.
The sign of the cross was to be made not only in the eucharistic consecration prayer, but also in Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Matrimony and the Visitation of the Sick.
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