Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to marriage, or to a spouse; spousal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Relating to marriage, or to a spouse; spousal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to marriage or to a spouse.

Etymologies

Latin sponsalis, from sponsus a betrothal, from spondere, sponsum, to betroth. See spouse, and compare espousal, spousal. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Since marriage, apart from "matrimonium ratum" which is dissolved for one party by religious profession, is regularly dissolved by death alone, proof of this death must be established before the second marriage can validly be contracted (C. 19, X, de sponsal.,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

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