28) For example, when Isabel wife of Robert Bull "returned of her own free will" to her father's home after a short period of marriage in which her husband was caught "misbehaving with other women," her father soon found himself up on charges of ravishment as a trespass in the king's courts.
What does W/O stand for?
W/O stands for Wife of
This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Slang/chat, popular culture
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We have 2 other meanings of W/O in our Acronym Attic
- Weight or Measurement
- White Male (personal ads)
- Watt Per Square Metre (energy measurement)
- With Modification of Vertical Profile
- Journal Static Weight Load to Rotation Speed Ratio (flange manufacturing)
- Walkover (gaming; elections)
- Washington/Obayashi (Joint Venture)
- Water in Oil (emulsion used widely in cosmetics)
- Week Of
Samples in periodicals archive:
This announcement of marital conflicts outside the familial realm points to the role of the husband as contributing to the conflict and clears the conscience of the wife of the responsibility.
Linda Hall Daschle's prenuptial ethics consultation would be the first of many she has sought over her 17 years as the working wife of a man who is now the most powerful Democrat in Washington.
Constable Thompson had little influence over his wife who enjoyed antagonizing her neighbors, including accusing one wife of having bugs in her house to that woman's distress.
If New York trophy wives are sleek superwomen like fashion designer Carolyn Roehm, wife of Wall Street's Henry Kravis, and public relations expert Linda Robinson, wife of American Express Chairman James Robinson, Washington trophy wives are stalwarts like Helena Schultz, Jane Weinberger, and Barbara Bush.
2) The narrator in "The Wife" relates the story of a husband who feared telling his wife of his business failure because he assumed she could not cope with changed living circumstances that would result from his financial losses.