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espousal

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noun es·pous·al \is-ˈpau̇-zəl also -səl\

Simple Definition of espousal

  • : the act of expressing support for a cause or belief : the act of espousing something

Full Definition of espousal

  1. 1 a :  betrothal b :  wedding c :  marriage

  2. 2 :  a taking up or adopting of a cause or belief

Examples of espousal

  1. <the expected espousal of the Hollywood actor and the singing superstar should attract the elite of show business>

  2. <considering how long her previous marriage lasted, she'd be wise to have an extended espousal>



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