Definition of postnuptial in English:



  • 1Occurring in or relating to the period after marriage.

    ‘expect to see plenty of Galliano's gowns at the postnuptial balls’
    • ‘For instance, adoption, surrogacy, foster parenting, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are in the first of four parts.’
    • ‘It has been estimated that for one in ten new spouses, the anticlimax of married life is so severe it develops into what is known as postnuptial depression.’
    • ‘He received €1.5m in a postnuptial agreement, but spent every penny on his defence.’
    • ‘They say it's no wonder that after marrying Lita he had her sign a postnuptial agreement limiting what he'd be required to pay in a divorce settlement.’
    1. 1.1Zoology Occurring in or relating to the period after the mating season of an animal.
      ‘they complete their postnuptial moult before the March freeze-up’
      • ‘Pond-breeding urodeles, such as A. texanum, exhibit postnuptial gametogenesis.’