spousal

[ spou-zuh l ]
/ ˈspaʊ zəl /

noun

Often spousals. the ceremony of marriage; nuptials.

adjective

nuptial; matrimonial.

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Origin of spousal

1250–1300; Middle English spousaille, aphetic variant of espousaille espousal

OTHER WORDS FROM spousal

spous·al·ly, adverbin·ter·spous·al, adjectivein·ter·spous·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for spousal

spousal
/ (ˈspaʊzəl) /

noun

(often plural)
  1. the marriage ceremony
  2. a wedding

adjective

of or relating to marriage

Derived forms of spousal

spousally, adverb
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