unconjugal

conjugal

[kon-juh-guhl]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of marriage: conjugal vows.
2.
pertaining to the relation between marriage partners.

Origin:
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.
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conjugal (ˈkɒndʒʊɡəl)
 
adj
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]
 
conjugality
 
n
 
'conjugally
 
adv

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conjugal
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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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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