Definitions

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  • n. espousal

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Espousal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Espousal; marriage.

Etymologies

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Old French espousaige, from espouser. See spouse (transitive verb).

Examples

  • Rebukyng other or to speke of your noble blood or kynrede/for in the spousage and seruyce of god/the poorest mannes doughter lyuynge shall be egall & lyke to the gretest kynges doughter lyuynge in erthe.

    A Ryght Profytable Treatyse Compendiously Drawen Out Of Many and Dyvers Wrytynges Of Holy Men

  • The legislature could choose any term but "marriage" to describe this new kind of contract created by the courts, be it a familiar one like "matrimony" or get creative and invent one ... call it "spousage".

    Spot-On

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