spousage

spousage

(ˈspaʊsɪdʒ)
n
archaic marriage
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after this spousage the kynges frendes fell from hym, bothe in Englande and in Fraunce, the Lordes of his realme, fell in division emongest themselfes, the commons rebelled against their sovereigne Lorde, and naturall Prince, wer foughten, many thousands slain, and finally, the kyng deposed, and his sonne slain, and this Quene sent home again, with as muche misery and sorowe, as she was received with pompe and triumphe.
Osc PSE spouse 1300-1597 c1200-1667 wif(e 1338-1687 c888-1637 gudewife 1375-1658 -- hussy c1420-a1598 -- lady c1470/80-1687 1205-1686 spousage 1513-1530 -- scho 15..-1631 -- spouses c1520 -- rib 1589/90-1627 -- maistress 1637-1683 -- TABLE 8: Microstructure of the lexical sub-dimension BANNS (1350-1700) 07.02.04.05/01.01 Banns .to give public notice given in church of an intended marriage, in order that those who know of any impediment thereto may have opportunity of lodging objections, v.