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Marriage words alphabetical

Word Explanation

affianced

Engaged to be married betrothed

alimony

Payment of money allowed to a wife on legal separation from her husband

banns

Proclamation of intended marriage

bigamist

One who marries a second wife or husband while the legal spouse is alive

celibate

One vowed to a single or unmarried life

divorce

Legal dissolution of the marriage of husband and wife

dowry

The property which a wife brings to her husband on marriage

elope

To run away with a lover in order to get married secretly

fiance, fiancee

One engaged to be married

misogamist

A hater of marriage

monogamist

One who has only one wife or husband at a time

orphan

A child whose parents are dead

polygamist

One who has more than one wife or husband at a time

trousseau

A bride's outfit

widow

A woman whose husband is dead

widower

A man whose wife is dead

 

Marriage by description

Description Word
One who has only one wife or husband at a time monogamist
One who marries a second wife or husband while the legal spouse is alive bigamist
One who has more than one wife or husband at a time polygamist
A hater of marriage misogamist
One vowed to a single or unmarried life celibate
Legal dissolution of the marriage of husband and wife divorce
Payment of money allowed to a wife on legal separation from her husband alimony
A man whose wife is dead widower
A woman whose husband is dead widow
A child whose parents are dead orphan
The property which a wife brings to her husband on marriage dowry
One engaged to be married fiance, fiancee
Engaged to be married betrothed affianced
A bride's outfit trousseau
Proclamation of intended marriage banns
To run away with a lover in order to get married secretly elope

Weddings

WEDDING   ANNIVERSARIES

Wedding Anniversaries are social events. Here is a complete list of Wedding Anniversaries appropriately named. Those not named are usually giftless Anniversaries. Gifts presented to the celebrating couple by their friends are usually made of materials corresponding to the name of the Anniversary.

Year Event
1st year— Paper
2nd year— Calico
3rd year— Leather

4th year—

Silk or Book, fruit or flowers

5th year— Wood
6th year— Iron
7th year— Copper or Brass
8th year— Bronze
9th year— Pottery
10th year— Tin
11th year— Steel
12th year— Linen
13 th year— Lace
14th year— Ivory
15th year— Crystal
20th year— Chinaware
25th year— Silver Wedding Anniversary
30th year— Pearls
35th year— Coral and Jade
40th year— Ruby
45th year— Sapphire
50th year— Golden Wedding Anniversary
55th year— Emerald
60th year— Diamond Wedding Anniversary

 

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