. See also DOMESTIC DIVISION OF LABOUR; FAMILY, SOCIOLOGY OF; HOUSEHOLD ALLOCATIVE SYSTEM; JOINT CONJUGAL ROLES; SEGREGATED CONJUGAL ROLES.
So conjugate joined. XV. — L. conjugātus, pp. of conjugāre, whence conjugate †couple, yoke; inflect (a verb) in its various forms XVI. See -ATE 2, -ATE 3. conjugation earliest in gram. sense XV.
con·ju·gal / ˈkänjəgəl/ • adj. of or relating to marriage or the relationship between husband and wife: conjugal loyalty. DERIVATIVES: con·ju·gal·i·ty / ˌkänjəˈgalitē/ n. con·ju·gal·ly adv.
Pertaining or relating to marriage; suitable or applicable to married people.
Conjugal rights are those that are considered to be part and parcel of the state of matrimony, such as love, sex, companionship, and support.
Loss of consortium is a loss of any or all conjugal rights.