from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to marriage; nuptial.
- adj. Of or relating to a spouse.
- n. Marriage; nuptials. Often used in the plural.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of or relating to marriage
- adj. of or relating to a spouse, spouses; to the relationship between spouses
- n. marriage; nuptials; espousal
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a spouse or marriage; nuptial; matrimonial; conjugal; connubial; bridal.
- n. Marriage; nuptials; espousal; -- generally used in the plural.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to marriage or espousal; nuptial; bridal; connubial.
- n. Marriage; nuptials; espousal: often used in the plural.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to a wedding
- adj. relating to a spouse
Attempted rape in spousal exception states is another good example of this.
Anonymous said ... why is a gravy train spousal support?
She refers to her spousal relationship as "marital don't ask, don't tell." p.
Heck, let’s throw in spousal criticism and call it a character trait.
Alimony (also called spousal support) is tax deductible to the payor and taxable income to the payee.
Hearing about Cindy, I often want to call a spousal abuse center on her behalf.
Second, the mere fact that you would want to "call a spousal abuse center" on Cindy McCain demonstrates your liberal superiority complex.
For instance, alimony also called spousal support or maintenance will be set according to your ability to meet your own needs--or pay for those of your spouse--after the court distributes whatever property you have between you.
It is quite another for the government to deprive them of a simple civil marriage license that entitles spousal benefits to the queer couple; in hospitals, on living wills, in probate court, in pensions and retirement benefits, you know all those nice things married people can do for each other.
And among other things, they say that the state ought to get Medicaid block-granted, and they ought to have the right to get rid of the so-called spousal impoverishment rule.