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"prenuptial agreement" in British English

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prenuptial agreementnoun [C]

uk   us   (informal prenup, uk   /ˈpriːnʌp/ us   )
an ​officialdocumentsigned by two ​people before they get ​married that says what will ​happen to ​their possessions and/or ​children if they divorce (= ​officiallystop being ​married): He ​asked her to ​sign a ​prenuptialagreement when they got ​engaged.
(Definition of prenuptial agreement from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"prenuptial agreement" in American English

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prenuptial agreementnoun [C]

 us   /priˈnʌp·ʃəl əˈɡri·mənt, -tʃəl/
a ​legaldocumentsigned by two ​people before they ​marrystating what will ​happen to ​theirmoney and possessions if they ​divorce (= ​legally end ​theirmarriage)
(Definition of prenuptial agreement from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"prenuptial agreement" in Business English

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prenuptial agreementnoun [C]

uk   us   (also informal pre-nup) LAW
an ​officialdocument that two ​peoplesign 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.
(Definition of prenuptial agreement from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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