espousal

noun es·pous·al \ i-ˈspau̇-zəl also -səl \

Definition of espousal

1 a : betrothal
b : wedding
c : marriage
2 : a taking up or adopting of a cause or belief

Examples of espousal in a Sentence

  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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First Known Use of espousal

14th century

espousal Synonyms

Synonyms
bridal, wedding, marriage, nuptial (s)
Antonyms
disengagement
Related Words
match, matrimony, wedlock; union

ESPOUSAL Defined for English Language Learners

espousal

noun

Definition of espousal for English Language Learners

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



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