conjugal rights


conjugal rights
   copulation with your spouse
   Legal jargon, from the parties being yoked together, and indeed in some societies a symbolic yoke formed part of the marriage ceremony. A woman is unlikely to seek these rights from her husband except in satire:
    Wilt had enough trouble with his own virility without having Eva demand that her conjugal rights be supplemented oralwise. (Sharpe, 1976)
   If a wife goes to court for the restoration of conjugal rights, she seeks pecuniary rather than sexual gratification.

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  • conjugal rights — n pl: the rights and privileges (as to love, affection, sexual relations, companionship, comfort, and services) implied by and involved in the marriage relationship Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. conjugal rights …   Law dictionary

  • conjugal rights — n pl the sexual rights or privileges implied by and involved in the marriage relationship: the right of sexual intercourse between husband and wife …   Medical dictionary

  • conjugal rights — noun plural the rights that each partner has in a marriage, especially the right each has to have sex with the other …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • conjugal rights — noun plural : the sexual rights or privileges implied by and involved in the marriage relationship : the right of coitus between husband and wife * * * ˌconjugal ˈrights 7 [conjugal rights] noun plural the right …   Useful english dictionary

  • Conjugal rights — Can refer to: Rights and responsibilities in marriage Conjugal visits See also Rights and responsibilities of marriages in the United States This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • conjugal rights — Marital rights; the rights of husband and wife, as such. 26 Am J1st H & W §5 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • conjugal rights — noun plural Date: 1768 the sexual rights or privileges implied by and involved in the marriage relationship ; the right of sexual intercourse between husband and wife …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • conjugal rights — the sexual rights and privileges conferred on husband and wife by the marriage bond. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • conjugal rights — noun The rights and privileges arising from the marital relationship; especially those of love, affection, companionship, comfort and sexual relations …   Wiktionary

  • conjugal rights — plural noun the rights, especially to sexual relations, regarded as exercisable in law by each partner in a marriage …   English new terms dictionary


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