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Nup"tial (?), a. [L. nuptialis, fr. nuptiae marriage, wedding, fr. nubere, nuptum, prop., to cover, to veil, hence, to marry, as the head of the bride was covered with a veil; cf. Gr. bride, nymph: cf. F. nuptial.]

Of or pertaining to marriage; done or used at a wedding; as, nuptial rites and ceremonies.

Then, all in heat, They light the nuptial torch. Milton.


© Webster 1913.

Nup"tial, n.; pl. Nuptials ().

Marriage; wedding; nuptial ceremony; -- now only in the plural.

Celebration of that nuptial, which We two have sworn shall come. Shak.

Preparations . . . for the approaching nuptials. Prescott.


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