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Pertaining or relating to marriage; suitable or applicable to married people.

Conjugal rights are those that are considered to be part and parcel of the state of matrimony, such as love, sex, companionship, and support.Loss of consortium is a loss of any or all conjugal rights.


adjective betrothed, bridal, cojugate, connubial, coupled, marital, married, matched, mated, matrimonial, nuptial, paired, partnered, united, wedded
Associated concepts: conjugal rights
See also: nuptial

CONJUGAL. Matrimonial; belonging, to marriage as, conjugal rights, or the rights which belong to the husband or wife as such.

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Perceived levels of control and competency also influence the distress related to bereavement and mediate the course of healing among the conjugally grieved (Allen & Hayslip, 2000; Lowenstein & Rosen, 1995).
Only information obtained from the 147 conjugally bereaved individuals was utilized here and complete data across all three times of testing were available for 125 participants.
In summary, our microbiologic evaluation of an outbreak of Salmonella gastroenteritis at a summer camp showed the unsuspected dissemination among campers and staff of multiple clones of ESCREC that contained diverse, conjugally transferable [beta]-lactamases.
Yielding to de Beauvoir's emotional demands, Algren was back in Paris in May to live conjugally with her in her apartment on the rue de la Bucherie, departing to visit Italy and North Africa.
The theoretical reasons for including the family type as a determinant of the desire for additional fertility are that women living in nuclear households would be more likely to want fewer children than those in extended households because nuclear family living is more egalitarian, conjugally oriented, and closer to the western pattern of family organization.