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.

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Famous quotes containing the word husband:

    In bed one may behave like husband and wife; but out of bed one should observe the proprieties.
    Chinese proverb.

    One cannot bind a couple together and make them husband and wife.
    Chinese proverb.

    Lord, I could not endure a husband with a beard on his face! I had rather lie in the woolen.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)