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

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

Full Definition of ESPOUSAL

a :  betrothal
b :  wedding
c :  marriage
:  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>

First Known Use of ESPOUSAL

14th century

Related to ESPOUSAL

Rhymes with ESPOUSAL


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