matrimony

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From Old French matremoine, from Latin mātrimōnium (marriage, wedlock).

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matrimony (plural matrimonies)

  1. Marriage; the state of being married.
    • Book of Common Prayer
      If either of you know any impediment, why ye may not be lawfully joined together in matrimony, ye do now confess it.
  2. The ceremony of marriage.
  3. A particular solitaire card game using two decks of cards.

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