Antenuptial



before marriage.
Historical Examples

antenuptial, an-te-nupsh′al, adj. before nuptials or marriage.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

The first question that arises is as to the condition of this contract under evidence—this antenuptial contract.
The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 10 (of 12) Robert G. Ingersoll

That leaves us without any antenuptial contract, without any agreement to provide liberally for her in the will.
The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 10 (of 12) Robert G. Ingersoll

adj.

“prior to marriage,” 1818, originally of children’s births; see ante- + nuptial.

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