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"prenuptial agreement" in British English

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prenuptial agreementnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌpriːˈnʌp.ʃəl əˈɡriː.mənt/ us /ˌpriːˈnʌp.ʃəl əˈɡriː.mənt/ informal prenup, uk /ˈpriːnʌp/ us

an official document signed by two people before they get married that says what will happen to their possessions and/or children if they divorce (= officially stop being married):

He asked her to sign a prenuptial agreement 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 legal document signed by two people before they marry stating what will happen to their money and possessions if they divorce (= legally end their marriage)

(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 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.

(Definition of “prenuptial agreement” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)