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marriageable

[mar-i-juh-buh l] /ˈmær ɪ dʒə bəl/
adjective
1.
suitable or attractive for marriage:
The handsome and successful young man was considered eminently marriageable.
2.
of an age suitable for marriage:
a marriageable daughter.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; marriage + -able
Related forms
marriageability, marriageableness, noun
nonmarriageability, noun
nonmarriageable, adjective
unmarriageable, adjective
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marriageable

/ˈmærɪdʒəbəl/
adjective
1.
(esp of women) suitable for marriage, usually with reference to age
Derived Forms
marriageability, marriageableness, noun
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Word Origin and History for nonmarriageability

marriageable

adj.

1550s, from marriage + -able. Earlier was mariable (mid-15c.). Related: Marriageability.

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