matrimony

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From Old French matremoine, from Latin mātrimōnium (marriage, wedlock), from māter (mother) + -mōnium (obligation). Also matri- +‎ -mony. Compare patrimony

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matrimony (countable and uncountable, plural matrimonies)

  1. (uncountable) Marriage; the state of being married.
  2. (countable) The ceremony of marriage.
  3. (uncountable) A particular solitaire card game using two decks of cards.

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