Definition of Spousals
1. spousal [n] - See also: spousal
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spousals
Literary usage of Spousals
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Report of Two Cases Upon the Marriage Law of Ireland: Argued and Determined by Hamilton Smythe, Richard Bourke (1842)
"The civilians, though seldom they use the word spousals " for matrimony, but rather for a preamble, or preparation " thereunto; making no less difference ..."
2. Reports of Cases Heard and Decided in the House of Lords on Appeals and by Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords, Charles Clark, William Finnelly, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1874)
"Private spousals are they at the contracting whereof are omitted some of those solemnities aforesaid, but especially when there be no witnesses present at ..."
3. Brides and Bridals by John Cordy Jeaffreson (1873)
"Henry Swinburne's remarks on the delicate question, whether the transference of a ring from a bachelor to a spinster must necessarily bind them in spousals, ..."
4. A History of Matrimonial Institutions Chiefly in England and the United by George Elliott Howard (1904)
"The canonists, however, distinguish between matrimony and betrothal, and they "do also discern betwixt one kind of spousals and another, being the first ..."
5. Report of the Cases of Regina V. Millis, Et Regina V. Carroll: In the Queen by George Millis, Edward Spencer Dix, Ireland Court of King's Bench (1842)
"The matter of spousals is nothing else but marriage ; " the end, that by the solemnization of the promised marriage " the parties ..."
6. A Law Dictionary and Glossary: Containing Full Definitions of the Principal by Alexander Mansfield Burrill (1860)
"Swinburne on spousals, 8. The passage in the Digests from which this seems to be taken, ... spousals are the mention and promise of future nuptials. Dig. ..."
7. Ruling Cases by Irving Browne, Leonard Augustus Jones, James Tower Keen, Edward Manson, John Melville Gould (1898)
"And in another place he says, " Yet do not these spousals, that is, ... Again, " Other effects there be of spousals, whereof some respect the issue or ..."
8. The Revised Reports: Being a Republication of Such Cases in the English by Frederick Pollock, Robert Campbell, Oliver Augustus Saunders, Arthur Beresford Cane, Joseph Gerald Pease, William Bowstead, Great Britain Courts (1903)
"I shall, in support of this statement, refer in the first instance to Swinburne, in his Treatise of spousals. The writer lived in the reign of Queen ..."