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:

    Personally, I can’t see why it would be any less romantic to find a husband in a nice four-color catalogue than in the average downtown bar at happy hour.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941)

    The Husband of To-Day ever considers his wife but as a portion of his my-ship.
    Nominative I.
    Possessive My, or Mine.
    Objective Me.
    This is the grammar known to the Husband of To-Day.
    Anonymous, U.S. women’s magazine contributor. The Revolution (June 24, 1869)

    If the husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she wishes.... But in my judgment she is happier if she remains as she is.
    Bible: New Testament (RSV)