conjugal rights

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Conjugal rights refer to the mutual rights and privileges between two individuals arising from the state of being married. These rights include mutual rights of companionship, support, comfort, sexual relations, affection, joint property rights and the like. Loss of conjugal rights will also amount to loss of consortium. The term is more commonly used in reference to incarceration; some states allow those who are incarcerated to have "conjugal visits.”

[Last updated in August of 2022 by the Wex Definitions Team]