Synonyms for espousal
- marriage ceremony
- wedding ceremony
Antonyms for espousal
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ESPOUSAL
Mr. Ferbrass congratulated him on the heartiness of his espousal of the Tory cause.
There is a note of considerate caution in his espousal of new ideas.
The espousal of greenbackism in 1867 only reenforced that resolution.
The espousal of Abolitionism by Mr. Chase was a remarkable circumstance.
Have I understood you that you are veritably wedded, not by a mere contract of espousal?'
Every one was interested for the young and handsome couple, and wished for their espousal.
His espousal of the cause of Edgar the Atheling led the Conqueror to regard him with suspicion.
There is in his espousal of memory and affection belonging to another human being something characteristic of his seriousness.
The Church, however, favored an interval between the espousal and the marriage.
Before the marriage proper took place, there were held the ceremonies of espousal.
late 14c., from Old French esposailles (plural) "act of betrothal" (12c., Modern French époussailles), from Latin sponsalia "betrothal, espousal," noun use of neuter plural of sponsalis "of a betrothal," from sponsa "spouse." For the -e- see especial.