espouser

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

espouse +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

espouser (plural espousers)

  1. One who espouses; one who embraces or adopts the cause of another.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French espouser, from Latin spōnsāre, present active infinitive of spōnsō.

Verb[edit]

espouser

  1. (transitive) to marry

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin spōnsāre, present active infinitive of spōnsō.

Verb[edit]

espouser

  1. (transitive) to marry

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Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ss, *-st are modified to s, st. This verb has a stressed present stem espeus distinct from the unstressed stem espous. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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