antenuptial agreement

antenuptial agreement
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. . 1996.

antenuptial agreement
noun agreement before marriage, concord before marriage, contract before marriage, legal arrangement before marriage, pact before marriage, understanding before marriage

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

antenuptial agreement
An agreement entered into by prospective spouses before their marriage, to take effect upon marriage. It usually contains provisions about support and distribution of property in the event of divorce or separation. See also prenuptial agreement

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

antenuptial agreement
Category: Divorce & Family Law
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

antenuptial agreement
n. Same as prenuptial agreement, although less commonly used.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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