- Often spousals. the ceremony of marriage; nuptials.
- nuptial; matrimonial.
Origin of spousal
Related Words for spousalnuptial, bridal, conjugal, connubial, married, matrimonial, wedded, hymeneal, espousal, hook, marriage, matrimony, nuptials, union, wedlock, bells
Examples from the Web for spousal
Contemporary Examples of spousal
Frostee Rucker had a one-game suspension overturned by Goodell in 2007 despite two counts of spousal battery.The NFL Is Full of Ray Rices
September 9, 2014
Spousal coverage: If you have access to health insurance through a spouse, are you more likely to own a business?Obamacare: Job Killer or Entrepreneurial Turbocharger?
June 5, 2013
This is not only time consuming, but also, creates opportunities for spousal arguments.One Reason Women Stay Home: Because It's Easier on Everyone
March 18, 2013
To the extent that he's thinking of the spousal angle, I think there's no doubt that Hillary is better off if Obama wins.Previewing the Big Dog
September 5, 2012
Guest resigned to protest the lack of spousal benefits for his partner.How President Obama, in Six Days, Decided to Come Out for Gay Marriage
May 10, 2012
Historical Examples of spousal
A remarkable exhibition of Aminta the woman was, her entire change of front since he had taken her spousal chill.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete
Sir Olof betrothed Ingalilla, and carried her home for the spousal, wearing a red gold crown and a wan cheek.
The spousal rings placed on their fingers were of gold, adorned with a sapphire, and were provided at the expense of the King.Finger-Ring Lore
Shall she see her spousal and her home, her parents and children, attended by a crowd of Trojan women and Phrygians to serve her?The Aeneid of Virgil
The festal hall was decked for his reception, the spousal banquet spread, the goblet graced the board.
- (often plural)
- the marriage ceremony
- a wedding
- of or relating to marriage
Word Origin and History for spousal
1510s, from spousal (n.) "condition of being espoused, action of marrying," from Old French esposailles (see espousal).