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Noun: espousal  e'spaw-zul
  1. A wedding or wedding feast
    - bridal [archaic]
  2. The act of becoming betrothed or engaged
    - betrothal, betrothment
  3. The act of accepting with approval; favourable reception
    "its espousal by society";
    - adoption, acceptance, acceptation

Derived forms: espousals

Type of: approval, approving, blessing, marriage, marriage ceremony, rite, ritual, wedding

Encyclopedia: Espousal