marriage settlement marriage settlement


  • (n) a prenuptial agreement or contract


  1. In Salonika a weary housemaid recently made the trip to the altar after having scratched for seven long years to raise the $500 demanded as a marriage settlement.
  2. Courtship was brief and high-minded, although Elizabeth was hurt that Lehr pressed her for exact details of her fortune, wanted a marriage settlement.
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