Espousement
Espousement Es*pouse"ment, n. [Cf. OF. espousement.] The act of espousing, or the state of being espoused. [1913 Webster]

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  • espousement — index marriage (wedlock), matrimony Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • espousement — † eˈspousement Obs. 0 [a. OF. espousement, f. espouser to espouse.] The action of espousing or marrying; espousal, marriage. in Craig; and in mod. Dicts …   Useful english dictionary

  • marriage — mar·riage / mar ij/ n 1: the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a legal, consensual, and contractual relationship recognized and sanctioned by and dissolvable only by law see also divorce 2: the ceremony… …   Law dictionary

  • matrimony — I noun alliance, cohabitation, conjugality, connubiality, consortium, espousal, espousement, joining, marriage, marriage tie, married life, married state, married status, match, mating, matrimonium, nuptial bond, nuptial state, nuptial tie,… …   Law dictionary

  • banns — Synonyms and related words: Gretna Green wedding, affiance, banns of matrimony, betrothal, betrothment, bridal, bridal suite, bridechamber, chuppah, church wedding, civil ceremony, civil wedding, elopement, engagement, epithalamium, espousal,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • civil ceremony — Synonyms and related words: Gretna Green wedding, banns, bridal, bridal suite, bridechamber, chuppah, church wedding, civil wedding, elopement, epithalamium, espousals, espousement, forced marriage, honeymoon, hymen, hymeneal, hymeneal rites,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • elopement — Synonyms and related words: AWOL, French leave, Gretna Green wedding, absence without leave, absquatulation, banns, bolt, bridal, bridal suite, bridechamber, chuppah, church wedding, civil ceremony, civil wedding, decampment, desertion,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • espousal — Synonyms and related words: Gretna Green wedding, acceptance, adoption, advocacy, affiance, affiliation, aid, approval, banns, banns of matrimony, betrothal, betrothing, betrothment, bridal, bridal suite, bridechamber, chuppah, church wedding,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • honeymoon — Synonyms and related words: Gretna Green wedding, banns, bridal, bridal suite, bridechamber, chuppah, church wedding, civil ceremony, civil wedding, elopement, epithalamium, espousals, espousement, forced marriage, hymen, hymeneal, hymeneal rites …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hymen — Synonyms and related words: Gretna Green wedding, allantoic membrane, amnion, amniotic sac, arachnoid membrane, banns, basement membrane, bridal, bridal suite, bridechamber, chuppah, church wedding, civil ceremony, civil wedding, conjuctiva,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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