Definition of mari complaisant in US English:

mari complaisant

noun

  • A husband tolerant of his wife's adultery.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Appletons' Journal. From French mari complaisant, lit. ‘acquiescent husband’ (undated in French dictionaries) from mari husband + complaisant.

Pronunciation

mari complaisant

/ˌmari ˈkɒ̃plɛzɒ̃/