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Roget category 903

6. Words relating to the sentient and moral
6.3. Sympathetic affections
›› 6.3.1. Social affections

#903. Marriage


marriage, matrimony, wedlock, union, intermarriage, miscegenation, the bonds of marriage, vinculum matrimonii [Lat.], nuptial tie.
married state, coverture, bed, cohabitation.
matchbetrothment etc. (promise) 768wedding, nuptials, Hymen, bridalespousals, spousalsleading to the altar etc. v. — nuptial benediction, epithalamiumsealing.
torch of Hymen, temple of Hymenhymeneal altarhoneymoon.
bridesmaid, bridesman, best manbride, bridegroom.
married man, married woman, married coupleneogamist, Benedict, partner, spouse, mate, yokematehusband, man, consort, baronold man, good manwife of one's bosomhelpmate, rib, better half, gray mare, old woman, old lady, good wife, goodwife.
feme [Fr.], feme coverte [Fr.]squaw, ladymatron, matronage, matronhoodman and wifewedded pair, Darby and Joanspiritual wife.
monogamy, bigamy, digamy, deuterogamy, trigamy, polygamymormonismlevirate spiritual wifery, spiritual wifeismpolyandrismTurk, bluebeard.
unlawful marriage, left-handed marriage, morganatic marriage, ill-assorted marriagemesalliancemariage de convenance [Fr.].
marriage brokermatrimonial agency, matrimonial agent, matrimonial bureau, matchmakerschatchen [G.].


marry, wive, take to oneself a wifebe married, be splicedgo off, pair offwed, espouse, get hitched [U.S.], lead to the hymeneal altar, take 'for better for worse'," give one's hand to, bestow one's hand upon.
marry, join, handfastcouple etc. (unit) 43tie the nuptial knotgive away, give away in marriagesealally, affiancebetroth etc. (promise) 768publish the banns, bid the bannsbe asked in church.


married etc. v. — one, one bone and one flesh.
marriageable, nubile.
engaged, betrothed, affianced.
matrimonial, marital, conjugal, connubial, weddednuptial, hymeneal, spousal, bridal.


the gray mare the better horsea world-without-end bargain" [Love's Labor's Lost]; marriages are made in Heaven" [Tennyson]; render me worthy of this noble wife" [Julius Caesar]; si qua voles apte nubere nube pari [Lat.] [Ovid].

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