matrimony matrimony  /ˈmæ trə ˌmoʊ ni/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)
  2. (n) the ceremony or sacrament of marriage

Usage(s):

  1. Let's start with the basic health of the institution: Americans still love matrimony.
  2. They gave no thought to matrimony, but then neither had Esperanza's mother nor her older brothers and sisters.
  3. Village resident Pilar Martinez echoes his defense of Triqui traditional marriage, saying the payment puts worth on the matrimony.

News

  1. Do you scream for ice cream… sodas?

    CINCINNATI - Thursday is National Ice Cream Soda Day and we have compiled a list of the Top 9 ice cream shops in the Tri-State. An ice cream soda, also called a float, is born when one of your favorite soda's marries a favorite ice cream in holy matrimony.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Kentucky Post

  2. Parents Using Dating Sites to Find Matches for their Children

    Many mothers are now signing up for online dating, but not to find themselves a date. Sites like The J Mom, Duo and Telugu Matrimony help mothers find their sons and daughters a significant other.  "It's almost like outsourcing your online dating to your mom," Kevin Leland said, chief executive of TheJMom.com, a Jewish matchmaking site. The site has more than 5,000 registered members and is ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

  3. Another 'Hills' Star is Married!

    Last weekend, Kristin Cavallari said "I do" and now another former Hills star has entered into holy matrimony. Frankie Delgado married girlfriend Jennifer Acosta Saturday and plenty of his castmates were there to cheer him on. Delgado, who's now best known for DJing for the Deftones, exchanged vows at the Rancho Las Lomas near Dana Point, Calif. in front of friends, family members, and famous ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Zimbio

Quotes

  1. "I consider marriage a holy matrimony between a man and a woman," Ansip said Wednesday. "But I do fully accept that same-sex partners possess the same kind of legal guarantees as registered marriages currently do."
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Andrus Ansip Source: The Associated Press

  2. "Shamefully, I engaged in an adult consensual affair with another man, which violates my bonds of matrimony," McGreevey said. "It was wrong. It was foolish. It was inexcusable."
    on Aug 13, 2004 By: James E McGreevey Source: Seattle Times

  3. "For example, states which do not recognise same-sex unions as 'matrimony' will be pilloried and made an object of pressure," Migliore said.
    on Dec 2, 2008 By: Celestino Migliore Source: International Herald Tribune

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