Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun matrimony

2 senses of matrimony

Sense 1
marriage, matrimony, union, spousal relationship, wedlock -- (the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce); "a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union")
       => marital status -- (the condition of being married or unmarried)

Sense 2
matrimony -- (the ceremony or sacrament of marriage)
       => sacrament -- (a formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it; the two Protestant ceremonies are baptism and the Lord's Supper; in the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church there are seven traditional rites accepted as instituted by Jesus: baptism and confirmation and Holy Eucharist and penance and holy orders and matrimony and extreme unction)

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