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[ma-truh-moh-nee] /ˈmæ trəˌmoʊ ni/

noun, plural matrimonies for 2.
the state of being married; marriage:
He was married in 1870 and lived in matrimony 12 years.
the rite, ceremony, or sacrament of marriage:
The priest has united them in the bonds of holy matrimony.
noun (pl) -nies
the state or condition of being married
the ceremony or sacrament of marriage


c.1300, from Old French matremoine “matrimony, marriage” and directly from Latin matrimonium “wedlock, marriage,” from matrem (nominative mater) “mother” (see mother (n.1)) + -monium, suffix signifying “action, state, condition.”


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