[ US /ˈwɛdˌɫɑk/ ]
[ UK /wˈɛdlɒk/ ]
NOUN
  1. the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)
    God bless this union
    a long and happy marriage
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How To Use wedlock In A Sentence

  • I had to advise him that the father of a child born out of wedlock had few, if any, rights.
  • And then on Halloween, the day after Palin's disgust for various members of the Alaska media bubbled over and caused her, the mother of a daughter who bore a son out of wedlock, to ironically describe these reporters as "corrupt bastards," Palin fumed on Fox News that the anonymous Republicans sources criticizing her in a recent Politico article should "man up" and "cite themselves" so she could publicly debate them. Mary Shannon Little: Man Up Sarah! This Is Your Sister Souljah Moment
  • Births out of wedlock were a source of shame. The Sun
  • He fathered an out-of-wedlock child and served 11 months in prison for tax fraud.
  • A baby born out of wedlock was a horrible sin for which there was no forgiveness.
  • Gee, Mr. Rove ..... you mean "the 'black baby' that McCain fathered out of wedlock"? Rove: McCain's too private
  • Thereat mirth grew in them the more and they rehearsed to him his curious rite of wedlock for the disrobing and deflowering of spouses, as the priests use in Madagascar island, she to be in guise of white and saffron, her groom in white and grain, with burning of nard and tapers, on a bridebed while clerks sung kyries and the anthem _Ut novetur sexus omnis corporis mysterium_ till she was there unmaided. Ulysses
  • The law is so indulgent as not to bastardize the child, if born, though not begotten, in lawful wedlock.
  • Likely scoopful no menura for the truculent loutish on this web shrub, but does arcadic crete of the mouthful colonizer dangerously forgivably each. of my cherokee lampyridae fickleness from my uncured propanal, wedlock, trombiculid, and espial from my destitution. Rational Review
  • I presume a marriage33 which is contracted with some great family, superior in wealth and influence, bears away the palm, since it confers upon the bridegroom not pleasure only but distinction. 34 Next comes the marriage made with equals; and last, wedlock with inferiors, which is apt to be regarded as degrading and disserviceable. Hiero
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