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prenuptial

[pree-nuhp-shuh l, ‐chuh l] /priˈnʌp ʃəl, ‐tʃəl/
adjective
1.
before marriage.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; pre- + nuptial
Pronunciation note
See nuptial.
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Examples from the web for prenuptial
  • The filing also stated that the couple had a prenuptial agreement.
  • He is a strict vegetarian and reads food labels as carefully as some other people read prenuptial contracts.
  • Prior to entering the decree, the trial court had invalidated a prenuptial agreement between the parties.
  • One day before the wedding, the parties executed a prenuptial agreement.
  • The parties entered a valid prenuptial agreement on the same day, prior to the marriage ceremony.
British Dictionary definitions for prenuptial

prenuptial

/priːˈnʌpʃəl; -tʃəl/
adjective
1.
occurring or existing before marriage: a prenuptial agreement
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Word Origin and History for prenuptial
adj.

1826, from pre- + nuptial. Prenuptial agreement first recorded 1833.

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