antenuptial


antenuptial
adj. existing or occurring before marriage.
Phrases and idioms:
antenuptial contract S.Afr. a contract between two persons intending to marry each other, setting out the terms and conditions of their marriage.
Etymology: LL antenuptialis (as ANTE-, NUPTIAL)

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adjective
relating to events before a marriage
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prenuptial agreement

Syn: ↑prenuptial, ↑premarital
Ant: ↑postnuptial (for: ↑prenuptial)
Pertains to noun: ↑wedding, ↑wedding (for: ↑premarital), ↑wedding (for: ↑prenuptial)

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\\| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|-\ adjective
Etymology: ante- + nuptial
: preceding marriage

an antenuptial contract

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/an'tee nup"sheuhl, -cheuhl/, adj.
before marriage.
[1810-20; ANTE- + NUPTIAL]
Pronunciation. See nuptial.

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antenuptial /an-ti-nupˈshəl/
adjective
Before marriage
ORIGIN:ante-

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antenuptial UK [ˌæntiˈnʌpʃ(ə)l] US adjective south african
Thesaurus: relating to marriage and types of marriagehyponym to get, or to be marriedsynonym

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • antenupţial — ANTENUPŢIÁL, Ă, antenupţiali, e, adj. Anterior nunţii. [pr.: ţi al] – Din fr. anténuptial. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  antenupţiál adj. → nupţial Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  ANTENUPŢIÁL… …   Dicționar Român

  • antenuptial — an·te·nup·tial /ˌan tə nəp shəl, chəl/ adj: made or occurring before marriage an antenuptial obligation Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. antenuptial …   Law dictionary

  • Antenuptial — An te*nup tial, a. Preceding marriage; as, an antenuptial agreement. Kent. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anténuptial — anténuptial, ale (an té nu psi al, a l ) adj. Qui est antérieur au mariage. Des dons anténuptiaux. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Ante, avant (voy. ains), et nuptial. SUPPLÉMENT AU DICTIONNAIRE    ANTÉNUPTIAL. Ajoutez : HIST. XVIe s. •   Et n a telle veufve… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Antenuptiāl — (lat.), vor der Hochzeit (geschehen etc.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • anténuptial — anténuptial, ale, aux [ɑ̃tenypsjal, o] adj. ÉTYM. XVIe; de ante « avant », et nuptial. ❖ ♦ Didact. (dr.). Qui est antérieur au mariage. || Dons anténuptiaux. || Convention anténuptiale …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • antenuptial — (adj.) prior to marriage, 1818, originally of children s births; see ANTE (Cf. ante ) + NUPTIAL (Cf. nuptial) …   Etymology dictionary

  • antenuptial — /aentiynapshal/ Made or done before a marriage antenuptial agreement antenuptial gift antenuptial settlements antenuptial will …   Black's law dictionary

  • antenuptial — /aentiynapshal/ Made or done before a marriage antenuptial agreement antenuptial gift antenuptial settlements antenuptial will …   Black's law dictionary

  • antenuptial — adjective Date: 1696 prenuptial …   New Collegiate Dictionary