Definition of Spousage

1. n. Espousal.



Definition of Spousage

1. Noun. (obsolete) espousal ¹

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Definition of Spousage

1. marriage [n -S] - See also: marriage

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spousage

spottedness
spotter
spotters
spottier
spotties
spottiest
spottily
spottiness
spottinesses
spottings
spottle
spottles
spotty
spotweld
spousage (current term)
spousages
spousal
spousal equivalent
spousal relationship
spousal support
spousally
spousals
spouse
spouse abuse
spouse equivalent
spousebreach
spoused
spouseless
spouses

Literary usage of Spousage

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1. A rational illustration of the Book of common prayer by Charles Wheatly (1848)
"... faithful more. ring; which, by the first Common Prayer Book of king Edward VI., was to be accompanied with other tokens of spousage, as gold or silver. ..."

2. The Knot Tied: Marriage Ceremonies of All Nations by William Tegg (1877)
"... before the minister proceeds to the marriage, he is directed to ask the woman's dowry, viz., the tokens of spousage: and by these tokens of ..."

3. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by John Austin Stevens, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Henry Phelps Johnston, Martha Joanna Lamb, Nathan Gillett Pond, William Abbatt (1892)
"... before the minister proceeds to the marriage, he is directed to ask the woman s dowry, (viz.) the tokens of spousage; and by these tokens of ..."

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