Desponsation
Desponsation Des`pon*sa"tion, n. [L. desponsatio: cf. OF. desponsation.] A betrothing; betrothal. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

For all this desponsation of her . . . she had not set one step toward the consummation of her marriage. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]


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  • desponsation — noun A betrothing; betrothal …   Wiktionary

  • desponsation — (dè spon sa sion) s. f. Mot anciennement employé pour exprimer les fiançailles de la sainte Vierge. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. desponsatio, de despondere, promettre, fiancer, de de, et spondere, sponsus (voy. époux) …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • desponsation — /dasponseyshan/ The act of betrothing persons to each other …   Black's law dictionary

  • desponsation — /dasponseyshan/ The act of betrothing persons to each other …   Black's law dictionary

  • desponsation — A betrothal …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • desponsation — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Desponsātus — u. Desponsāta (lat.), Verlobter u. Verlobte; Desponsatĭon, Eheverlöbniß, Verlobung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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