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matrimony

noun alliance, cohabitation, conjugality, connubiality, consortium, espousal, espousement, joining, marriage, marriage tie, married life, married state, married status, match, mating, matrimonium, nuptial bond, nuptial state, nuptial tie, partnership, sacrament of marriage, spousal, union, wedded state, wedlock
Associated concepts: matrimonial action, matrimonial cooabitation, matrimonial domicile, matrimonial res
See also: cohabitation, coverture, marriage

MATRIMONY. See Marriage.

References in classic literature ?
If I were to invite you and the Count and Countess of Morcerf to this dinner, I should give it the appearance of being a matrimonial meeting, or at least Madame de Morcerf would look upon the affair in that light, especially if Baron Danglars did me the honor to bring his daughter.
Pray, my dear aunt, what is the difference in matrimonial affairs, between the mercenary and the prudent motive?
And after so great a gap in his matrimonial felicity--when his death was reckoned certain, his estate settled, his name dismissed from memory, and his wife, long, long ago, resigned to her autumnal widowhood--he entered the door one evening, quietly, as from a day's absence, and became a loving spouse till death.
Among the company at the door were the mineralogist and the owner of the gold opera glass whom we had encountered in the Notch; two Georgian gentlemen, who had chilled their southern blood that morning on the top of Mount Washington; a physician and his wife from Conway; a trader of Burlington, and an old squire of the Green Mountains; and two young married couples, all the way from Massachusetts, on the matrimonial jaunt, Besides these strangers, the rugged county of Coos, in which we were, was represented by half a dozen wood-cutters, who had slain a bear in the forest and smitten off his paw.
Delafield declares it to be a subject that she never dares to approach, nor in her repeated refusals of matrimonial offers has Charlotte ever been known to allude to the desolation of her own heart.
I do not mean matrimonial chains," she added, correcting herself, as if she feared mis-interpretation, "but social chains of some sort.
Attend, henceforth, to your own delightful matrimonial duties, and leave all this fighting to Mars and to Minerva.
Previously to seeing the Dancing Widows I had little idea that there were any matrimonial relations subsisting in Typee, and I should as soon have thought of a Platonic affection being cultivated between the sexes, as of the solemn connection of man and wife.
Nobody can think more highly of the matrimonial state than myself I consider the blessing of a wife as most justly described in those discreet lines of the poet--'Heaven's last best gift.
M'Dougal Proposes for the Hand of An Indian Princess- Matrimonial Embassy to Comcomly.
Oh, come," said Tristram, "we don't keep a matrimonial bureau.
Only put yourself beyond hazard as to the real basis of matrimonial bliss, and it is scarcely to be imagined what miracles, in the way of recognizing smaller incongruities, connubial love will effect.