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spousal

[spou-zuh l] /ˈspaʊ zəl/
noun
1.
Often, spousals. the ceremony of marriage; nuptials.
adjective
2.
nuptial; matrimonial.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English spousaille, aphetic variant of espousaille espousal
Related forms
spousally, adverb
interspousal, adjective
interspousally, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for spousally

spousal

/ˈspaʊzəl/
noun
1.
(often pl)
  1. the marriage ceremony
  2. a wedding
adjective
2.
of or relating to marriage
Derived Forms
spousally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for spousally

spousal

adj.

1510s, from spousal (n.) "condition of being espoused, action of marrying," from Old French esposailles (see espousal).

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