Break wedlock

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Break wedlock to commit adultery
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wedlácwed, -lác, a gift.

Usage

In literature:

Suppose that you get him to break this wedlock, will you give him another woman to deceive?
"The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay" by Maurice Hewlett
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