Prenuptial-agreement meaning

A legal agreement made between persons intending to marry, establishing certain conditions of the marriage and its dissolution, especially as pertaining to the individual ownership of certain property that would otherwise be considered jointly owned marital property under state law.
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An agreement made by some couples prior to marriage, for the purpose of settling legal issues, as of ownership and division of property, should the couple later divorce.
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An agreement made before marriage by two people intending to marry, in order to set forth the issues of property rights and support in the case of divorce or death. See also postnuptial agreement.
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(US) A legal document, signed by both parties before marriage, stating the legal claims on each other's estate upon a subsequent divorce.
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