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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of accepting with approval; The act of becoming betrothed or engaged; Archaic terms for a wedding or wedding feast.

Usage examples (36)
  • The espousal was a ceremony of betrothing, a formal agreement between the parties then coming under obligation for the purpose of marriage.
  • She died when young — only four years after her espousal.
  • Dutch colonial rule and her espousal of international feminism.
  • The quarrel arose from the zelous espousal of the Marian faction by for more
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