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.
Famous quotes containing the word husband:
“When people who are fighting injure a pregnant woman so that there is a miscarriage, and yet no further harm follows, the one responsible shall be fined what the womans husband demands, paying as much as the judges determine.”
—Bible: Hebrew, Exodus 21:22.
“Being a husband is a whole-time job. That is why so many husbands fail. They cannot give their entire attention to it.”
—Arnold Bennett (18671931)
“The hood-winked husband shows his anger, and the word jealous is flung in his face. Jealous husband equals betrayed husband. And there are women who look upon jealousy as synonymous with impotence, so that the betrayed husband can only shut his eyes, powerless in the face of such accusations.”
—J. August Strindberg (18491912)