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Espousal

noun
1.
Archaic terms for a wedding or wedding feast.  Synonym: bridal.
2.
The act of becoming betrothed or engaged.  Synonym: betrothal.
3.
The act of accepting with approval; favorable reception.  Synonyms: acceptance, acceptation, adoption.  "The proposal found wide acceptance"






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"Espousal" Quotes from Famous Books



... determination to cease the traffic in strong drink, and engage in some more honorable business. His unexpected espousal of the total abstinence principle, and the closing of his dram-shop, offended many of the rum fraternity. It was a signal achievement for the temperance cause, however, and for ...
— The Bobbin Boy - or, How Nat Got His learning • William M. Thayer



Words linked to "Espousal" :   embrace, blessing, bridal, marriage, marriage ceremony, bosom, adoption, espouse, ritual, betrothal, wedding, rite, approving, approval



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