antenuptial contract

A contract made between a man and a woman in contemplation of their marriage to one another. See antenuptial settlement; companionate marriage.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • antenuptial — adj. existing or occurring before marriage. Phrases and idioms: antenuptial contract S.Afr. a contract between two persons intending to marry each other, setting out the terms and conditions of their marriage. Etymology: LL antenuptialis (as ANTE …   Useful english dictionary

  • antenuptial agreement — See antenuptial contract; antenuptial settlement …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • antenuptial agreement — n: an agreement made between a man and a woman before marrying in which they give up future rights to each other s property in the event of a divorce or death – called also prenuptial agreement; Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • antenuptial (prenuptial) agreement — n.    a written contract between two people who are about to marry, setting out the terms of possession of assets, treatment of future earnings, control of the property of each, and potential division if the marriage is later dissolved. These are …   Law dictionary

  • contract before marriage — index antenuptial agreement Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • antenuptial settlement — A contract or agreement between a man and woman in anticipation of their marriage by which they make an arrangement as to property then owned by one or both, sometimes varying substantially property rights which otherwise would arise upon the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • marriage contract — noun a prenuptial agreement or contract (Freq. 3) • Syn: ↑marriage settlement • Hypernyms: ↑contract * * * noun 1. : an antenuptial contract : marriage settlement …   Useful english dictionary

  • South African contract law — is essentially a modernised version of the Roman Dutch law of contract, [1] which is itself rooted in Roman law. In the broadest definition, a contract is an agreement entered into by two or more parties with the serious intention of creating a… …   Wikipedia

  • companionate marriage — Either an illicit relationship or a relationship based upon a marriage which the parties have, by antenuptial contract or arrangement, sought to control so as to render the marriage terminable at pleasure, with consent, or at some future time. 35 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • prenuptial agreement — See antenuptial contract …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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