Definition of marriage contract in US English:

marriage contract

noun

  • A formal agreement between two people to enter into a marriage.

    ‘a betrothal in those days was as binding as a marriage contract’
    • ‘Antony had married Octavian's sister but had also formed some sort of marriage contract with Cleopatra.’
    • ‘A bond dated November 28, 1582 stated that William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway entered into a marriage contract.’
    • ‘Prenuptial agreements are now harder to break than marriage contracts.’
    • ‘Marriage contracts and ceremonies are the affairs of families and not of individuals.’
    • ‘On the basis of a marriage contract, the Habsburgs claimed the Hungarian throne.’