conjugal rights
conjugal rights n pl: the rights and privileges (as to love, affection, sexual relations, companionship, comfort, and services) implied by and involved in the marriage relationship

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

conjugal rights
n.
Rights that each spouse can expect from the other, particularly sexual rights but also the rights to society, comfort, and affection.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


conjugal rights
The intimate rights of marriage, including comfort, companionship, affection, and sexual relations. Some states allow prisoners to have "conjugal visits," including sexual intercourse, with their spouse or partner.
Category: Divorce & Family Law

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


conjugal rights
n. The mutual rights and privileges between two individuals that arise from the state of being married. These include, among other things, affection, companionship, co-habitation, joint property rights, and sexual gratification.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

conjugal rights
n.
   a spouse's so-called "rights" to the comforts and companionship from his/her mate, meaning sexual relations. Some states allow prisoners to have "conjugal visits" so that they may have private visits and sexual relations with their spouse (or "significant other") in a special room or apartment.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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