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espousal

[ih-spou-zuhl, -suhl]
noun
1.
adoption or advocacy, as of a cause or principle.
2.
Sometimes, espousals.
a.
a marriage ceremony.
b.
an engagement or betrothal celebration.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English espousaille < Middle French, Old French espousailles < Latin spōnsālia (noun use of neuter plural of spōnsālis), equivalent to spōns(us) spouse + -ālia -al2

nonespousal, noun
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espousal (ɪˈspaʊzəl)
 
n
1.  adoption or support: an espousal of new beliefs
2.  archaic (sometimes plural) a marriage or betrothal ceremony

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espousal
late 14c., from O.Fr. espousailles (pl.) "act of betrothal," from L. sponsalia, neut. pl. of sponsalis "of a betrothal," from sponsa "spouse." For the -e- see especially.
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