Meaning of MATRIMONY in English

ˈma.trəˌmōnē, -ni, chiefly Brit -rəmən- noun

( -es )

Etymology: Middle English matrimony, matrimoigne, from Middle French matremoine, matremoigne, from Latin matrimonium, from matr-, mater mother — more at mother


a. : the union of man and woman as husband and wife : married state : married life : marriage

b. : this union entered into by baptized persons and so viewed by several large Christian churches as constituting one of the sacraments


a. : a card game played with a layout in which certain combinations of cards occur on which bets are placed

b. : a combination of a king and queen in this game

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