Definition of spousal
: nuptials —usually used in plural
Recent Examples of spousal from the Web
The decision didn’t block same-sex spousal benefits but said the U.S. Supreme Court decision did not decide the issue.
The decision didn't block same-sex spousal benefits but said the U.S. Supreme Court decision did not decide the issue.
Texas's Supreme Court ruled today (Friday, June 30) that same-sex marriage does not constitute governmental spousal benefits.
But Social Security paid him thousands of dollars anyway — in full, not excess spousal benefits.
Married women who reported spousal abuse also fell to 29 percent from 37 percent a decade ago, according to the survey.
A year later, the couple agreed to a divorce settlement that paid her significant spousal support.
Melisa Russell seeks sole custody of their 1-year-old son, as well as child and spousal support, in the petition filed on June 15 through the Cook County Domestic Relations division.
The testimony, court records show, delved into previous claims of spousal abuse at the hands of Wayne Breen and infidelity on the part of Wayne and Kacie Breen.
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Origin and Etymology of spousal
Middle English spousaille, from Anglo-French spousailles, espusailles espousal
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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