of, pertaining to, or characteristic of marriage: conjugal vows.
pertaining to the relation between marriage partners.

1535–45; < Latin conjugālis, equivalent to con- con- + jug(um) yoke + -ālis -al1

conjugality, noun
conjugally, adverb
nonconjugal, adjective
nonconjugally, adverb
nonconjugality, noun
unconjugal, adjective

1. matrimonial, nuptial, connubial. 2. marital. Unabridged
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conjugal (ˈkɒndʒʊɡəl)
of or relating to marriage or the relationship between husband and wife: conjugal rights
[C16: from Latin conjugālis, from conjunx wife or husband, from conjungere to unite; see conjoin]

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Word Origin & History

1540s, from L. conjugalis, from conjunx (gen. conjugis) "spouse," from conjugare "to join together," from com- "together" + jugare "to join," from jugum "yoke" (see jugular).
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Cultural Dictionary
conjugal [(kon-juh-guhl)]

A descriptive term for the relationship between married persons. A conjugal family is the same as a nuclear family, composed of married parents and their children. Conjugal relatives (in-laws) trace their relations through the marriage of their respective blood relatives.

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Example sentences
The prison has set aside a private space for conjugal visits.
Next thing you know, these killjoys will be trying to take away conjugal visits.
Conjugal bliss has oft been shattered in a single set of mixed doubles or a
  single round of golf.
The world is not awash in conjugal shows, but they are no longer looked at
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