Definition of Marriageability

1. Noun. Eligibility for marriage.

Generic synonyms: Eligibility
Derivative terms: Marriageable

Definition of Marriageability

1. n. The quality or state of being marriageable.

Definition of Marriageability

1. Noun. The condition of being marriageable ¹

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Definition of Marriageability

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Marriageability

marriage contract
marriage counseling
marriage counsellor
marriage finger
marriage guidance
marriage licence
marriage license
marriage lite
marriage mart
marriage of convenience
marriage offer
marriage proposal
marriage settlement
marriage therapy
marriageability (current term)
marriages of convenience
married couple
married couples
married man
married person

Literary usage of Marriageability

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1887)
"Nubility is the completion of adolescence; its means marriageability in the physiological sense; it is the culmination of adolescence. ..."

2. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1894)
"... it is impossible to obtain figures for any age between fifteen and twenty, although proper marriageability begins at about seventeen or eighteen. ..."

3. The History of Human Marriage by Edward Westermarck (1922)
"In other words, the terminology may, instead of being due to habitual cross-cousin marriage, be simply connected with the marriageability of cross-cousins ..."

4. A Library of American Literature from the Earliest Settlement to the Present by Edmund Clarence Stedman, Ellen Mackay Hutchinson (1889)
"... marriageability had, of course, not been unobserved in the household of the three daughters. ..."

5. Anomalies and curiosities of medicine by George Milbry Gould, Walter Lytle Pyle (1901)
"... 1890, says :— "The appearance of menstruation is held by the great majority of natives of India to be evidence and proof of marriageability, ..."

6. A Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by Sir William Smith, John Mee Fuller (1893)
"... thus rendering divorce a less easy process, and furnishing the wife, in the event of its being carried out, with a legal evidence of her marriageability ..."

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