nuptial state

See: matrimony
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Her bridal adornments, it is true, at first caused some little dismay, having painted and anointed herself for the occasion according to the Chinook toilet; by dint, however, of copious ablutions, she was freed from all adventitious tint and fragrance, and entered into the nuptial state, the cleanest princess that had ever been known, of the somewhat unctuous tribe of the Chinooks.
Gazza - who normally has nothing to do with the press unless large amounts of money are involved - positively welcomed my enquiries about his nuptial state.