Definition of postnuptial in US English:



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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘For instance, adoption, surrogacy, foster parenting, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are in the first of four parts.’
    • ‘He received €1.5m in a postnuptial agreement, but spent every penny on his defence.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1Zoology Occurring in or relating to the period after the mating season of an animal.
      • ‘Pond-breeding urodeles, such as A. texanum, exhibit postnuptial gametogenesis.’