Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of wedlock; matrimony.

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Examples

  • Just as their servicemember has joined the military family, we now have new members in the spousehood.

    Graduation and Beyond. - SpouseBUZZ

  • Enroll same-sex partners in the company health plan, give them some of the legal prerogatives of spousehood, attend their commitment ceremonies, let them register at city hall as partners — just DON'T CALL IT MARRIAGE.

    The Marrying Kind

  • Enroll same-sex partners in the company health plan, give them some of the legal prerogatives of spousehood, attend their commitment ceremonies, let them register at city hall as partners — just DON'T CALL IT MARRIAGE.

    The Marrying Kind

  • Only for one man, however, had I really a liking; and with him it was, and not with my husband, that I first learnt the meaning of spousehood ....

    Through Russia

  • And when he seeth that he may not break out of the den, he is ashamed that he is beguiled, and would enter in to the second den to lurk there, and falleth smell, if the pard gendereth with the lioness, and reseth against the lioness that breaketh spousehood, and punisheth her full sore, but if she wash her in a river, and then it is not known.

    Mediaeval Lore from Bartholomew Anglicus

  • The lion knoweth by smell, if the pard gendereth with the lioness, and reseth against the lioness that breaketh spousehood, and punisheth her full sore, but if she wash her in a river, and then it is not known.

    Mediaeval Lore from Bartholomew Anglicus

  • Only for one man, however, had I really a liking; and with him it was, and not with my husband, that I first learnt the meaning of spousehood ....

    Through Russia

  • There was between them a loving spousehood without bodily knowing of deed, chaste embracing without defloration of virginity.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 6

  • "The condition of being a husband or wife; the relation between married persons; spousehood, wedlock."

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  • The dictionary's main entry for marriage, last updated in 1989, reads, "The condition of being a husband or wife; the relation between married persons; spousehood, wedlock."

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