espousal

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From Middle English, from Old French espousailles, from Latin sponsalia (a betrothal), neuter plural of sponsalis, from spōnsus (one betrothed, a spouse); see spouse.

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espousal (plural espousals)

  1. A betrothal.
  2. A wedding ceremony.
  3. Adoption of a plan, cause, or idea.

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