What does the word wedlock mean?

Usage examples for wedlock

  1. And, when we have come down to American slavery, you will not even open the book which records such facts, as that its subjects are forbidden to be joined in wedlock, and to read the Bible. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  2. After he had traveled about a long while, he got work in a town with a master who had a pretty daughter, with whom he fell in love, and he married her, and lived in good and happy wedlock. – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  3. That is called adultery where its love, which is called a love of adultery, reigns, whether it be within wedlock or apart from it, and that is called marriage where its love, which is called marriage love, reigns. – Spiritual Life and the Word of God by Emanuel Swedenborg