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:

    Ah, gentle dames! it gars me greet,
    To think how mony counsels sweet,
    How mony lengthen’d, sage advices,
    The husband frae the wife despises!
    Robert Burns (1759–1796)

    Gentlemen, no one objects to the husband being the head of the wife as Christ was the head of the church—to crucify himself; what we object to is his crucifying his wife.
    Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906)

    Whenever a husband and wife begin to discuss their marriage they are giving evidence at a coroner’s inquest.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)