As nouns the difference between wedlock and pedlock
is that wedlock
is the state of being married; matrimony while pedlock
is the condition of an area being so crowded that it impedes the flow of pedestrian traffic.
The state of being married; matrimony.
(obsolete) A wife; a married woman.
- (Ben Jonson)
* out of wedlock
The condition of an area being so crowded that it impedes the flow of pedestrian traffic.
* 2008 , Jeff Byles, "
Taking Back the Streets", The New York Times , 6 April 2008:
- "We're going to spend a pile of money widening the sidewalks a little bit and narrowing the streets a little bit," Mr. Haikalis said of city plans to ease pedlock — pedestrian congestion — in Times Square.