Mat"ri*mo*ny(?), n. [OE. matrimoine, through Old French, fr. L. matrimonium, fr. mater mother. See Mother.] 1. The union of man and woman as husband and wife; the nuptial state; marriage; wedlock.
If either of you know any impediment, why ye may not be lawfully joined together in matrimony, ye do now confess it.Book of Com. Prayer (Eng. Ed.)
2. A kind of game at cards played by several persons.
(Bot.), a climbing thorny vine (Lycium barbarum) of the Potato family.
Syn. -- Marriage; wedlock. See Marriage.
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