Definition of Spouse

1. Noun. A person's partner in marriage.




Definition of Spouse

1. n. A man or woman engaged or joined in wedlock; a married person, husband or wife.

2. v. t. To wed; to espouse.

Definition of Spouse

1. Noun. A person's husband or wife ¹

2. Verb. (dated) to wed, to espouse ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spouse

1. to marry [v SPOUSED, SPOUSING, SPOUSES] - See also: marry

Medical Definition of Spouse

1. 1. A man or woman engaged or joined in wedlock; a married person, husband or wife. "At last such grace I found, and means I wrought, That that lady to my spouse had won." (Spenser) 2. A married man, in distinct from a spousess or married woman; a bridegroom or husband. "At which marriage was [were] no person present but the spouse, the spousess, the Duchess of Bedford her mother, the priest, two gentlewomen, and a young man." (Fabyan) Origin: OF. Espous, espos, fem. Espouse, F. Epoux, epouse, fr. L. Sponsus, sponsa, prop. P.p. Of spondere, sponsum, to promise solemnly, to engage one's self. Cf. Despond, Espouse, respond, Sponsor. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spouse

spottinesses
spottings
spottle
spottles
spotty
spotweld
spousage
spousages
spousal
spousal equivalent
spousal relationship
spousal support
spousally
spousals
spouse (current term)
spouse abuse
spouse equivalent
spousebreach
spoused
spouseless
spouses
spousess
spousing
spout
spouted
spouter
spouters
spoutfish
spoutfishes

Literary usage of Spouse

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Index Library by British Record Society (1897)
"1588 „ Beatrix, sometime spouse to William Richardson, ... Marion, sometime spouse to Walter Cowan, burgess of Stirling 26 Nov. ..."

2. General Explanation of Tax Legislation Enacted in 1998: Report of the Joint edited by William Roth, Bill Archer (2000)
"The innocent spouse election is required to be made no later than the date that is two ... Innocent spouse relief may be provided on an apportioned basis. ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"1 Disappearance of spouse.—Continuous absence of one spouse unheard from for seven ... And generally when the former spouse disappears and is never heard of ..."

4. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Gardiner Hammond (1890)
"Continuous absence of one spouse unheard from for seven years (or such term ... And generally when the former spouse disappears and is never heard of again ..."

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