Mat"ri*mo*ny (?), n. [OE. matrimoine, through Old French, fr. L. matrimonium, fr. mater mother. See Mother.]


The union of man and woman as husband and wife; the nuptial state; marriage; wedlock.

If either of you know any impediment, why ye may not be lawfully joined together in matrimony, ye do now confessit. Book of Com. Prayer (Eng. Ed. )


A kind of game at cards played by several persons.

Matrimony vine Bot., a climbing thorny vine (Lycium barbarum) of the Potato family.


Syn. -- Marriage; wedlock. See Marriage.


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