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Wedlock

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Pronunciation : Wed"lock
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [AS. wedlac a pledge, be trothal; wedd a pledge + lac a gift, an offering. See Wed, n., and cf. Lake, v. i., Knowledge.]
Definition : 1. The ceremony, or the state, of marriage; matrimony. "That blissful yoke . . . that men clepeth [call] spousal, or wedlock." Chaucer. For what is wedlock forced but a hell, An age of discord or continual strife Shak.

2. A wife; a married woman. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

Syn. -- See Marriage.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Wed"lock
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To marry; to unite in marriage; to wed. [R.] "Man thus wedlocked." Milton.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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