Nubility is the state of being marriageable. In a given society, the level of nubility (those eligible for marriage), compared to the level of nuptiality (state of being married) provides important information regarding its demography.

In a physical anthropology or biomedical context, nubility sometimes refers to the attainment of regular ovulation and fertility.

ee also

* Demography
* Hajnal line
* marriageable age

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