(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. nuptial, connubial. See marriage.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. nuptial, marriage, wedding, hymeneal, matrimonial, marital, conjugal, connubial, nubile, wedded, epithalamic, prothalamic.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The act or ceremony by which two people become husband and wife: espousal, marriage, nuptial (often used in plural), spousal (often used in plural), wedding. See MARRIAGE.

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