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:

    The prince exults whomever he selects as his consort, but the queen, rather than elevating the subject of her choice, humiliates him as a man. By all that is right, a man is not intended to be the husband of his wife, but a woman is to be her husband’s wife.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)

    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 woman’s husband demands, paying as much as the judges determine.
    Bible: Hebrew, Exodus 21:22.

    Which people desire to lose what they possess? A sick man his fever, a tormented husband his wife, a gambler his debts, and a girl—her virginity.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)