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ESPOUSAL

 Dictionary entry overview: What does espousal mean? 

ESPOUSAL (noun)
  The noun ESPOUSAL has 3 senses:

1. archaic terms for a wedding or wedding feast
2. the act of becoming betrothed or engaged
3. the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception

  Familiarity information: ESPOUSAL used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ESPOUSAL (noun)


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Meaning:

Archaic terms for a wedding or wedding feast

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

bridal; espousal

Hypernyms ("espousal" is a kind of...):

marriage; marriage ceremony; wedding (the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony)


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Meaning:

The act of becoming betrothed or engaged

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

betrothal; espousal

Hypernyms ("espousal" is a kind of...):

rite; ritual (any customary observance or practice)


Sense 3espousal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of accepting with approval; favorable reception

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

adoption; acceptance; acceptation; espousal

Context examples:

its adoption by society / the proposal found wide acceptance

Hypernyms ("espousal" is a kind of...):

approval; approving; blessing (the formal act of approving)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "espousal"):

bosom; embrace (a close affectionate and protective acceptance)


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