espousal definition

  • noun:
    • A betrothal.
    • a marriage service.
    • Adoption of a thought or a cause.
    • A betrothal.
    • a marriage ceremony.
    • use of an idea, cause, or concept.
    • The work of espousing or betrothing; specially, inside plural, betrothal; plighting for the troths; a contract of relationship; sometimes, the marriage ceremony.
    • The uniting or allying a person's self with such a thing; upkeep; adoption.
    • The act of espousing or betrothing; formal agreement or event of wedding: frequently used in plural.
    • Assumption regarding the protection or security of everything; advocacy; a taking upon one's self; adoption as by marriage.
    • the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception
    • archaic terms for a wedding or wedding feast
    • the act of becoming betrothed or involved
  • others:
    • regarding the act of espousing or betrothing; marriage (used adjectively).

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