Matinal to Mature

(Mat"in*al) a. Relating to the morning, or to matins; matutinal.

(Mat`i*née") n. [F., from matin. See Matin.] A reception, or a musical or dramatic entertainment, held in the daytime. See SoirÉe.

(Ma*trass") n. [F. matras; perh. so called from its long narrow neck; cf. OF. matras large arrow, L. materis, mataris, matara, a Celtic javelin, pike; of Celtic origin.] (Chem.) A round- bottomed glass flask having a long neck; a bolthead.

(Mat"ress) n. See Matress.

(Ma"tri*arch) n. [L. mater mother + -arch.] The mother and ruler of a family or of her descendants; a ruler by maternal right.

(Ma`tri*ar"chal) a. Of or pertaining to a matriarch; governed by a matriarch.

(Ma"tri*ar"chate) n. The office or jurisdiction of a matriarch; a matriarchal form of government.

(Ma"trice) n. [Cf. F. matrice. See Matrix.] See Matrix.

(Mat"ri*ci`dal) a. Of or pertaining to matricide.

(Mat"ri*cide) n. [L. matricidium; mater mother + coedere to kill, slay: cf. F. matricide. See Mother, and cf. Homicide.]

1. The murder of a mother by her son or daughter.

2. [L. matricida: cf. F. matricide.] One who murders one's own mother.

(Ma*tric"u*late) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Matriculated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Matriculating.] [L. matricula a public roll or register, dim. of matrix a mother, in respect to propagation, also, a public register. See Matrix.] To enroll; to enter in a register; specifically, to enter or admit to membership in a body or society, particularly in a college or university, by enrolling the name in a register.

In discovering and matriculating the arms of commissaries from North America.
Sir W. Scott.

(Ma*tric"u*late), v. i. To go though the process of admission to membership, as by examination and enrollment, in a society or college.

(Ma*tric"u*late) a. Matriculated. Skelton.n. One who is matriculated. Arbuthnot.

(Ma*tric`u*la"tion) n. The act or process of matriculating; the state of being matriculated.

(Mat"ri*moine) n. Matrimony. [Obs.]

(Mat`ri*mo"ni*al) a. [L. matrimonialis: cf. F. matrimonial. See Matrimony.] Of or pertaining to marriage; derived from marriage; connubial; nuptial; hymeneal; as, matrimonial rights or duties.

If he relied upon that title, he could be but a king at courtesy, and have rather a matrimonial than a regal power.

Syn. — Connubial; conjugal; sponsal; spousal; nuptial; hymeneal.

(Mat`ri*mo"ni*al*ly), adv. In a matrimonial manner.

(Mat`ri*mo"ni*ous) a. Matrimonial. [R.] Milton.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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