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Jan 20, 2012
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with Anu Garg

connubial

PRONUNCIATION:
(kuh-NOO-bee-uhl, -NYOO-)

MEANING:
adjective: Pertaining to marriage or the married state.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin con- (with) + nubere (to marry) which is also the source of nubile and nuptial. Earliest documented use: 1656.

USAGE:
"You wouldn't think Donald Trump would need much connubial coaxing to picture himself in the Trump White House. But a Globe headline this week reads: 'Wife Melania Tells The Donald: America Needs You!'"
Maureen Dowd; She Made Me Run!; The New York Times; Dec 31, 2011.

See more usage examples of connubial in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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