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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.

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Globalisation of the economy, urbanisation, the increased influence of Western culture, increased mobility and the decline in influence of extended or joint family ties make it more difficult for families to find suitable spouses for their children; so matrimonial websites are becoming attractive alternatives, said Dr Rakesh Gupta, a professor at the Institute for Integrated Learning Management (IILM) in India, who wrote a paper on matrimony websites in 2010.
Bedard that matrimony should be delayed until the pastor has a degree of certainty about a couple's readiness to celebrate the sacrament.
WITH GREAT trepidation and a roar of religious mumbo jumbo, many Saudis are opting for a matrimonial loophole known as the misyar (or "visit") marriage, a form of clandestine matrimony in which the woman gives up any spousal rights and stays in her own residence, the man visits her for sex, and after a while the union is dissolved by a divorce.
Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, using Jan de Hartog's play ``The Fourposter'' as its inspiration, have basically dumped all their young and fresh ruminations about the state of matrimony into their score.
The bishops moved into small discussion groups to consider which things--Christ's resurrection, the trinity, holy matrimony, among others--are core Anglican doctrine and which are peripheral.
He concludes his argument by claiming, "There are many reasons for [the] threat to the sanctity of matrimonial vows, but few would regard homosexuality as a significant factor," and so we should let "governments define and protect equal rights for citizens, including those of 'civil unions,' and [let] church congregations define 'holy matrimony.
One type, grown mainly in China, is the Lycium Chinense, often referred to as Chinese wolfberry, matrimony vine, or Chinese boxthorn.
In it a handsome stud is serenaded by a corpulent singer over romantic visions of picnics, pottery wheels, and finally gay matrimony.
Published in 1969 (but written in 1964), The Edible Woman delineates the links between women, matrimony and society in an atmosphere defined by girdles, male executives and pink-stained women's washrooms.
Ibrahim was promised in matrimony to a man while still a minor, and later lived with him for only a short time, she said.
Moss exquisitely exhibits this unwholesome matrimony through Varl's mastery of language.
Klein Dytham's recently completed Leaf Chapel in the Yamanashi prefecture makes the forested landscape in the foothills of Japan's southern alps the appropriately inspiring setting for the solemn rituals of matrimony.