Husband

A husband is a male lifetime partner in a marital relationship. The rights and obligations of the husband regarding his spouse and others, and his status in the community and in law, vary between cultures and has varied over time. In a heterosexual relationship, a man's spouse would be his wife.

Read more about Husband:  Origin and Etymology, Related Terms, Other Cultures, Gender and The Role of Husband, Expectation of Fidelity

Famous quotes containing the word husband:

    when her husband came,
    complaining about the tobacco spit on him,
    they decided to run North
    for a free evening.
    Carole Gregory Clemmons (b. 1945)

    Printer, philosopher, scientist, author and patriot, impeccable husband and citizen, why isn’t he an archetype? Pioneers, Oh Pioneers! Benjamin was one of the greatest pioneers of the United States. Yet we just can’t do with him. What’s wrong with him then? Or what’s wrong with us?
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    I do not want a husband who honours me as a queen, if he does not love me as a woman.
    Elizabeth I (1533–1603)