nub-, nup-

(Latin: from the stem of nubere, "to marry, to wed")

antenuptial (adjective) (not comparable)
Relating to events before a marriage: Margaret and Michael had an antenuptial agreement as to when and where their wedding would take place.
antenuptial agreement (s) (noun), antenuptial agreements (pl)
A written contract between two people who are about to marry, setting out the terms of possession of assets, treatment of future earnings, control of the property of each, and potential division if the marriage is later dissolved: An antenuptial agreement is fairly common if either or both parties have substantial assets, children from a previous marriage, potential large inheritances, or high incomes; which they feel should be provided for.
connubial (adjective), more connubial, most connubial
Relating to a marriage or to the matrimonial relationship between a wife and a husband: A connubial couple may be happy or in disagreement about their related existence together.
Pertaining to marriage.
© ALL rights are reserved.

Go to this Word A Day Revisited Index
so you can see more of Mickey Bach's cartoons.

connubiality (s) (noun), connubialities (pl)
Something characteristic of a conjugal marriage or relationship between a wife and a husband: Jack and Jill often expressed a connubiality of tenderness and cooperation at all times.
nubile (s) (noun), nubiles (pl)
Referring to a young woman who is suitable for marriage; especially, regarding her age or physical development; marriageable.
nubility (s) (noun), nubilities (pl)
The state of being marriageable as a young woman who is mature enough to get married.
nuptial (adjective), more nuptial, most nuptial
1. Relating to marriage, the marriage ceremony, or weddings.
2. Referring to the mating, or the breeding, of animals.
3. Etymology: from Latin nuptialis, "pertaining to marriage"; from nuptiæ, nupta, "wedding"; from nupta, nubere, "to take as a husband".
nuptial flight (s) (noun), nuptial flights (pl)
The mating flight of many insects; such as, ants and gnats, during which conspicuous swarming may occur.
nuptials (pl) (noun) (plural used as a singular)
The social event at which the ceremony of a marriage is performed.
Polygamia est plurium simul virorum uxorumve connubium. (Latin-legal term)
Translation: "Polygamy is a marriage with many husbands or wives at one time."
Black’s Law Dictionary, 6th ed.; West Publishing Co.;
St. Paul, Minnesota;1990.
prenuptial (adjective) (not comparable)
Relating to an event or events that take place before a wedding: Before Jack and Jill were married, Jill's friends decided to have a prenuptial wedding shower for her.
prenuptial agreement (s) (noun), prenuptial agreements (pl)
A written document signed by a couple who plan to marry: Jim's parents thought that he and his fiancée should have a prenuptial agreement made in which financial matters, including rights following a divorce or the death of one spouse, are legally detailed.
pronubial (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Presiding over a marriage: Mary's parents were pronubial supervisors of her wedding.
2. Etymology: from Latin pronuba, "matron of honor, goddess of marriage".