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Spousal definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SPOUSAL, a. [from spouse.] Pertaining to marriage; nuptial; matrimonial; conjugal; connubial; bridal; as spousal rites; spousal ornaments.
SPOUSAL, n. [L. See Spouse.] Marriage; nuptials. It is now generally used in the plural; as the spousals of Hippolita.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: of or relating to a wedding; "bridal procession"; "nuptial day"; "spousal rites"; "wedding cake"; "marriage vows" [syn: bridal, nuptial, spousal]
2: relating to a spouse; "a fitting symbol of spousal love"

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English spousaille, from Anglo-French spousailles, espusailles espousal Date: 14th century nuptials usually used in plural

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Spousal Spous"al, a. [See Espousal, Sponsal, and Spouse.] Of or pertaining to a spouse or marriage; nuptial; matrimonial; conjugal; bridal; as, spousal rites; spousal ornaments. --Wordsworth.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Spousal Spous"al, n. [See Espousal, Spouse.] Marriage; nuptials; espousal; -- generally used in the plural; as, the spousals of Hippolita. --Dryden. Boweth your head under that blissful yoke . . . Which that men clepeth spousal or wedlock. --Chaucer. the spousals of the newborn year. --Emerson.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Spousal rights and duties are ones which you gain if you are married. (AM FORMAL) = marital ADJ: ADJ n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Matrimonial, conjugal, connubial, hymeneal, bridal, marital, nuptial, wedded.



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