noun. ['ˈmætrəˌmoʊni'] the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce).
- spousal relationship
- marriage of convenience
- common-law marriage
- open marriage
Words that Rhyme with Matrimony
Example sentences of the word matrimony
1. Noun, singular or mass
The divorce from bed and board can then be rolled into a divorce from matrimony if requested.
Quotes containing the word matrimony
1. A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
2. Nowadays love is a matter of chance, matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course.
- Helen Rowland
3. I've never created a riot before. I did cause a brawl at the last formal. A large number of young women there actually arrived with the expectation of seducing me into matrimony, and a couple of their mothers came to blows. It was hilari—I mean, dreadful. Simply dreadful.
- Ilona Andrews, On the Edge
noun. ['ˈmætrəˌmoʊni'] the ceremony or sacrament of marriage.
- assortative mating