What does wedlock mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. marriage, matrimony, union, spousal relationship, wedlock(noun)

    the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)

    "a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union"


  1. wedlock(Noun)

    The state of being married; matrimony.

    Etymology: From wedlok, wedlocke, from wedlac, from wedd + -lac, suffix denoting activity or process, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wedlock(verb)

    the ceremony, or the state, of marriage; matrimony

  2. Wedlock(verb)

    a wife; a married woman

  3. Wedlock(verb)

    to marry; to unite in marriage; to wed


  1. Wedlock

    Wedlock (aka 105 Deckowls outside North America) is an electronic indie group that originated in Richmond, Virginia. They formed in 2004, as an alliance between singer-songwriter Paul Allgood and programmer Jeff Hathaway. Former All Music Guide contributor Alex Ogg describes their sound as ranging from the American new wave of The Cars, to the “bedsit cabaret” of Soft Cell. Allgood has been the sole remaining member of Wedlock since its inception; surrounded by constantly shifting personnel.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wedlock

    wed′lok, n. marriage: matrimony.—Break wedlock, to commit adultery. [A.S. wedlácwed, -lác, a gift.]

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How to pronounce wedlock?

  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wedlock in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wedlock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of wedlock in a Sentence

  1. Ruckett:

    In the perfect wedlock, the man, I should say, is the head, but the woman the heart, with which he cannot dispense.

  2. Syrian Nora Joumblatt in response:

    We are in danger of losing generations of young Syrian girls due to the lack of education, desperate and displaced Syrians are increasingly seeing early marriage as a way to secure the social and financial future of their daughters. We need to provide an alternative: Keep young girls in school instead of being pressured into wedlock.

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