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connubial

[kuh-noo-bee-uh l, -nyoo-] /kəˈnu bi əl, -ˈnyu-/
adjective
1.
of marriage or wedlock; matrimonial; conjugal:
connubial love.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Medieval Latin connūbiālis, Latin cōnūbiālis, equivalent to cōnūbi(um) (cō- co- + nūb(āre) to marry + -ium -ium) + -ālis -al1
Related forms
connubiality, noun
connubially, adverb
nonconnubial, adjective
nonconnubially, adverb
nonconnubiality, noun
postconnubial, adjective
preconnubial, adjective
Synonyms
nuptial, marital.
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Examples for connubial
  • While awkwardly demonstrating signs of connubial attachment, they remain more or less themselves.
British Dictionary definitions for connubial

connubial

/kəˈnjuːbɪəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to marriage; conjugal connubial bliss
Derived Forms
connubiality, noun
connubially, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin cōnūbiālis from cōnūbium marriage, from com- together + nūbere to marry
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Word Origin and History for connubial
adj.

1650s, from Latin connubialis, variant of conubialis "pertaining to wedlock," from conubium "marriage," from com- "together" (see com-) + nubere "to wed" (see nuptial).

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