Spous"al (?), a. [See Espousal, Sponsal, and Spouse.]

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



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Spous"al, n. [See Espousal, Spouse.]

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


Boweth your head under that blissful yoke . . . Which that men clepeth spousal or wedlock. Chaucer.

the spousals of the newborn year. Emerson.


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