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wedlock

Legal Definition of wedlock

Noun

  1. Being married. Has the same meaning as "matrimony." Used mostly to refer to illegitimate children as "born out of wedlock."

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Definition of wedlock

Etymology

    Middle English wedlok, wedlocke (“wedlock, marriage, matrimony”) from Old English wedlāc (“marriage vow, pledge, plighted troth, wedlock”) from wedd (“pledge”) + -lāc, suffix denoting activity or process.

Noun

wedlock (countable and uncountable; plural wedlocks)

  1. The state of being married; matrimony.

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