One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The rights, especially to sexual relations, regarded as exercisable in law by each partner in a marriage.
- ‘Those rights and pleasures include the enjoyment of family life, the exercise of conjugal rights and the right to found a family.’
- ‘At night, she would lie in bed and imagine she could hear the shuffle of his slippers as he approached her room to demand his conjugal rights.’
- ‘Unequal in public life, husband and wife were absolutely equal in conjugal rights.’
- ‘But are we a little too warm-hearted when we think about sending wives and husbands behind the wall to defend conjugal rights?’
- ‘In 2003, according to two warders, a female prisoner fell pregnant despite there being no conjugal rights for prisoners at the facility.’
- ‘The tradition still survived of the father-in-law assuming the conjugal rights of a conscripted son.’
- ‘But critics say denial of sex within a marriage for whatever reasons can lead to marital discord as the traditional bride wealth a husband pays is believed to amount to a licence for unfettered conjugal rights.’
- ‘I understand that at the end of the party when the young couple retire to bed it is not yet time to assume their conjugal rights.’
- ‘That man was widely quoted all over New Zealand as advocating conjugal rights for inmates.’
- ‘The granting of temporary conjugal rights might be a means of confusing a new dominant male as to the actual paternity of young cubs, thereby protecting them.’
- ‘My conjugal rights have been repeatedly violated and the Gender Commission shows no signs of taking up my case.’
- ‘In particular, the issue of conjugal rights for detained inpatients may be brought to the courts, especially for those in longer stay units.’
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