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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPOUSAL

A remarkable exhibition of Aminta the woman was, her entire change of front since he had taken her spousal chill.

Sir Olof betrothed Ingalilla, and carried her home for the spousal, wearing a red gold crown and a wan cheek.

The spousal rings placed on their fingers were of gold, adorned with a sapphire, and were provided at the expense of the King.

Shall she see her spousal and her home, her parents and children, attended by a crowd of Trojan women and Phrygians to serve her?

The festal hall was decked for his reception, the spousal banquet spread, the goblet graced the board.

Dost thou deem the mock blessing of yon mad hermit a spousal rite?

WORD ORIGIN

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

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SPOUSAL

bridal

adjectiveconcerning marriage
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