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espousal 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/iˈspouzəl/,/-səl/,
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espousals, plural;
  1. An act of adopting or supporting a cause, belief, or way of life
    • - his espousal of the leftist cause
  2. A marriage or engagement


  1. bridal: archaic terms for a wedding or wedding feast
  2. betrothal: the act of becoming betrothed or engaged
  3. adoption: the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"
  4. Betrothal (also called espousal) is a formal state of engagement to be married.
  5. A betrothal; A wedding ceremony; Adoption of a plan, cause, or idea
  6. (ESPOUSALS) contracts. A mutual promise between a man and a woman to marry each other, at some other time: it differs from a marriage, because then the contract is completed. Wood's Inst. 57; vide Dig. 23, 1, 1; Code, 5, 1, 4; Novel, 115, c. 3, s. 11; Ayliffe's Parerg. 245 Aso & Man. Inst. B. ...