plural noun

obsolete : betrothal
obsolete : a writing formally announcing a betrothal

Word History


modification (influenced by Latin desponsare) of Spanish desposorios, from desposar to marry, betroth, from Latin desponsare to betroth, from de- + sponsa spouse

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“Desponsories.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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