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es·pous·al

 (ĭ-spou′zəl, -səl)
n.
1.
a. A betrothal.
b. A wedding ceremony.
2. Adoption of an idea or a cause.

[Middle English espousaille, from sing. of Old French espousailles, betrothal, from Latin spōnsālia, from neuter pl. of spōnsālis, of a betrothal, from spōnsus, spouse; see spouse.]

espousal

(ɪˈspaʊzəl)
n
1. adoption or support: an espousal of new beliefs.
2. (sometimes plural) archaic a marriage or betrothal ceremony

es•pous•al

(ɪˈspaʊ zəl, -səl)

n.
1. adoption or advocacy, as of a cause or principle.
2. Sometimes, espousals.
a. a marriage ceremony.
b. an engagement or betrothal celebration.
[1275–1325; < Old French espousailles < Latin spōnsālia, neuter pl. of spōnsālis <spōns(us) spouse]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.espousal - archaic terms for a wedding or wedding feastespousal - archaic terms for a wedding or wedding feast
marriage ceremony, wedding, marriage - the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony; "their marriage was conducted in the chapel"
2.espousal - the act of becoming betrothed or engagedespousal - the act of becoming betrothed or engaged
ritual, rite - any customary observance or practice
3.espousal - the act of accepting with approvalespousal - the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"
embrace, bosom - a close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family"
approval, approving, blessing - the formal act of approving; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"

espousal

noun support, backing, defence, championing, taking up, promotion, embracing, maintenance, adoption, advocacy the leadership's espousal of the causes of reform and nationalism

espousal

noun
1. The act or condition of being pledged to marry:
2. The act or ceremony by which two people become husband and wife:
bridal, marriage, nuptial (often used in plural), spousal (often used in plural), wedding.
3. A ready taking up of something:
Translations

espousal

[ɪˈspaʊzl] N (frm) → adherencia f (of a) → adopción f (of de)

espousal

n
(old, = marriage) → Vermählung f; (= betrothal)Verlobung f
(of cause etc)Parteinahme f(of für)

espousal

[ɪsˈpaʊzl] n espousal of (frm) → appoggio a
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The last thing to go was a tiny bundle of letters; innocent little scribblings that Desiree had sent to him during the days of their espousal. There was the remnant of one back in the drawer from which he took them.
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She died when young--only four years after her espousal.
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