Definition of Marriageable

1. Adjective. Of girls or women who are eligible to marry.

Exact synonyms: Nubile
Similar to: Mature
Derivative terms: Marriageability

Definition of Marriageable

1. a. Fit for, or capable of, marriage; of an age at which marriage is allowable.

Definition of Marriageable

1. Adjective. suitable for marriage; nubile ¹

2. Noun. One who is suitable for marriage. ¹

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Definition of Marriageable

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Marriageable

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
marriageable (current term)
marriages of convenience
married couple
married couples
married man
married person
married woman

Literary usage of Marriageable

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

1. American Marriage Laws in Their Social Aspects ...: A Digest by Fred Smith Hall, Elisabeth Winston Brooke (1919)
"THE marriageable AGE As to "marriageable age"—the age below which persons ... For a fuller discussion of the term "marriageable age" and of the ages that ..."

2. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter, Great Britain India Office (1908)
"to the harder conditions of life in the second quinquennium; there is a general tendency to understate the age of marriageable girls; the last quinquennial ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The marriageable age is fourteen full years in males and twelve full years ... The marriageable age in France, Italy, Belgium, and Roumania is eighteen for ..."

4. Democracy and Assimilation: The Blending of Immigrant Heritages in America by Julius Drachsler (1920)
"XV The relative efficacy, then, of the three factors in bringing about intermarriage may be summarized as follows: In the first generation the marriageable ..."

5. Intermarriage in New York City: A Statistical Study of the Amalgamation of by Julius Drachsler (1921)
"HYPOTHESIS I. DISPARITY IN SEX RATIOS AMONG marriageable PERSONS What, ... In other words the disparity in the proportions of marriageable Or approximately ..."

6. Social life of the Chinese: With Some Account of Their Religious by Justus Doolittle (1866)
"Domestic Slavery: Children sold by Parents, and Wives sold by Husbands.—Female Slaves must, when marriageable, be provided with Husbands. ..."

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