Definition of Espousals

1. Noun. (plural of espousal) ¹



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Definition of Espousals

1. espousal [n] - See also: espousal

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Espousals

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espinel
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espionage
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espionages
esplanade
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esplees
espontoon
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espousage
espousal
espousals (current term)
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espressivo
espresso
espresso breve
espresso maker
espresso shop
espressos

Literary usage of Espousals

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1. An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures by Thomas Hartwell Horne (1856)
"after which the parties were reckoned as man and wife.2 After such espousals were made (which was generally when the parties were young) the woman continued ..."

2. The New Church Law on Matrimony by Joseph Julius Charles Petrovits, Catholic Church (1919)
"espousals. (Canons 1017 and 1018.) I. Nature of the espousals and Requirements for their Validity. 70. The new law modifies fundamentally the old discipline ..."

3. Commentaries on the Roman-Dutch Law by Simon van Leeuwen, Hugo Grotius (1886)
"espousals defined. How made, and of what effect at the present day. Sect. ... Of fraudulent pretension of Legal causes for non-observance of such espousals. ..."

4. The Works of the Rev. Joseph Bingham by Joseph Bingham (1855)
"This gives us evidently to understand, that then the common practice was to celebrate both espousals and marriage at least before ten witnesses to attest ..."

5. Origines Ecclesiasticæ: Or, The Antiquities of the Christian Church, and by Joseph Bingham, Richard Bingham (1840)
"This gives us evidently to understand, that then the common practice was to celebrate both espousals and marriage at least before ten witnesses to attest ..."

6. The Ecclesiastical Law by Richard Burn, Robert Phillimore (1842)
"For if after the seventh year complete, both parties do continue in the same mind, this is sufficient as to espousals (c). In this respect the canon and ..."

7. Reeves' History of the English Law: From the Time of the Romans, to the End by John Reeves, William Francis Finlason (1879)
"espousals might also be con- Matrimony was defined by the canonists in this manner: ... This union of man and wife was preceded by sponsalia, or espousals, ..."

8. The Anglo-Saxon Home: A History of the Domestic Institutions and Customs of by John Thrupp (1862)
"espousals were contracts to marry at a future time, entered into subject to known conditions, by fixed forms, created present rights and duties, ..."

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