Definition of Spousal

1. Adjective. Of or relating to a wedding. "Marriage vows"

Exact synonyms: Bridal, Nuptial
Partainyms: Bridal, Wedding, Wedding



2. Adjective. Relating to a spouse. "A fitting symbol of spousal love"
Partainyms: Spouse
Derivative terms: Spouse

Definition of Spousal

1. a. Of or pertaining to a spouse or marriage; nuptial; matrimonial; conjugal; bridal; as, spousal rites; spousal ornaments.

2. n. Marriage; nuptials; espousal; -- generally used in the plural; as, the spousals of Hippolita.

Definition of Spousal

1. Adjective. of or relating to marriage ¹

2. Adjective. of or relating to a spouse, spouses; to the relationship between spouses ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spousal

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spousal

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spottier
spotties
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spottings
spottle
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spotweld
spousage
spousages
spousal (current term)
spousal equivalent
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spousess
spousing

Literary usage of Spousal

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1. The Pursuits of Literature: A Satirical Poem in Four Dialogues, with Notes by Thomas James Mathias (1801)
"... that Taylor, (m) England's gentile priest, ** Sung spousal at fair Psyche's marriage feast; %z "The €t morality and Greek ; Dr. Hutton. with distrust ..."

2. The British poets, including translations by British poets (1822)
"... which were the second species of the spousal song. Of compositions on these occasions we have not many examples in the Greek or Oriental poetry; ..."

3. The Lusiad: Or, The Discovery of India: an Epic Poem by Luís de Camões, William Julius Mickle (1809)
"... Pulse, fruit, and herbs alone their board requires: Alone in lewdness riotous and free, No spousal ties withhold, and no degree: Lost to the heart-ties, ..."

4. Retrospections of the Stage by John Bernard (1832)
"La Mash, the fop-servant, and Kitty Frederick : his record of spousal gratitude.—Sir John O'Neil.—Mr Rice, the old Irish Gentleman. ..."

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