- a marriage ceremony.
- an engagement or betrothal celebration.
Origin of espousal
OTHER WORDS FROM espousalnon·es·pous·al, noun
Words nearby espousal
How to use espousal in a sentence
General Lee's flight was a sad ending to his earnest hopes and faithful espousal of the cause which he believed right.The Blue and The Gray|A. R. White
They have embraced the Christian religion, and appear devout in their espousal of Christian doctrines.Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume XXX|Joel Palmer
Punch's espousal of the cause of Dreyfus became increasingly vehement and provocative.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. IV of IV.|Charles L. Graves
His espousal of the cause of Edgar the Atheling led the Conqueror to regard him with suspicion.The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.].|Hartley Withers
She was convinced, in her own mind, that the Honorable Atkins had some hidden motive for his espousal of the Thomas cause.Cy Whittaker's Place|Joseph C. Lincoln