prenuptial agreement

prenuptial agreement
prenuptial agreement UK US noun [C] also INFORMAL pre-nup) LAW
an official document that two people sign before they get married, which says what will happen to their money and property if they divorce: »

He asked her to sign a prenuptial agreement when they got engaged.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • prenuptial agreement — noun Date: 1978 an agreement made between a man and a woman before marrying in which they give up future rights to each other s property in the event of divorce or death called also pre•nup prenuptial …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prenuptial agreement — noun a legal document, signed by both parties before marriage, stating the legal claims on each others estate upon a subsequent divorce Syn: antenuptial agreement, premarital agreement, prenup …   Wiktionary

  • prenuptial agreement — Law. a contract between two people who are about to marry regarding their respective property and support rights upon termination of the marriage by divorce or death, and sometimes regarding property rights during the marriage. Also called… …   Universalium

  • prenuptial agreement — pre|nup|tial a|gree|ment [ pri,nʌpʃəl ə grimənt ] noun count an agreement made by a man and woman before they marry about how they will divide their money and property if they get divorced …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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