Origin: see espousal
- Now Rare of marriage
- of or relating to a spouse: spousal benefits
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- Of or relating to marriage; nuptial.
- Of or relating to a spouse.
Origin: From Middle English spousaille, marriage, from Old French espousaille, from Latin spōnsālia, betrothal, from neuter pl. of spōnsālis, of marriage, from spōnsus, past participle of spondēre, to pledge; see spouse.