marital rights

marital rights

n. an old-fashioned expression for the rights of a husband (not rights of a wife) to sexual relations with his wife and to control her operation of the household. (See: consortium, loss of consortium)

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She has failed to show concern and empathy to Kibor's emotional needs of love and companionship, thereby denying him marital rights,' court papers say.
It also helped young people to know their marital rights and duties in accordance with the Shariah rulings.
The protection of legal and marital rights of the newly converted Kalashi girls is the fundamental constitutional responsibility of the state and local administration.
Karachi -- The protection of legal and marital rights of the newly converted Kalashi girls is the fundamental constitutional responsibility of the state and local administration.
This law has put especially Hindu women in a less compromising position as they can now demand for the fulfillment of marital rights during and after marriage.
The Canadian province of Saskatchewan gives marital rights - and obligations - to couples who marry before previous divorces are completed.
The husbands who refuse to take responsibility for inflicting emotional and physical pain on their wives, justifying their brutalities as part of their marital rights should be treated as criminals.
Why is it, then, that there are Bibles in schools, tax-exempt status for churches, limited marital rights for LGBTQ Americans, and limited access to birth control for women whose employers have a moral objection to it, all while Christians are declaring themselves persecuted?
The Vietnamese Constitution, Law on Marriage and Family, and Land Law all provide for equal marital rights over property, land allotment and rent, yet by 2002 only 10-12% of the 12 million farmers who had been given land-use certificates were women.
After a lot of civil society campaigning to have it re-introduced, the new clause criminalizes only the use of force in the act of "redeeming marital rights to intercourse.
The reference to 'decent and proper use of marital rights' highlights the relevance and importance of marital rights on the validity of the marital immunity.