wedlock
Pronunciation Noun

wedlock

  1. The state of being married.
    Synonyms: matrimony, marriage
  2. (obsolete) A wife; a married woman.
    • 1601, Ben Jonson, The Poetaster:
      Which of these is thy Wedlock, Menelaus? thy Hellen? thy Lucrece? that we may do her Honour; mad Boy?
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